To enhance this understanding, there are two male actors on stage playing, respectively, Leopold Bloom (Chris Broadstock) and Blazes Boylan/Stephen Dedalus (Luke Belle). They also remain on stage, mostly in the background and provide visual context in the numerous vignettes or re-enactments of events referred to by the Mollys, including appearing as representations of various male characters.
Bloomsday events in Melbourne.
What did I expect from a movie that was originally written as a screen-play, cancelled three times, adapted for film, and filmed in seven days?
Bloomsday’s first feature film, and an extravagance of Molly Blooms planned for the stage.
There is James Joyce, the lionised author; there is young Jim Joyce, full of confidence and with nothing to justify it and no good reason to believe he ever will; and there is Stephen Dedalus, the fictional altar of his ego.
Two new OAM recipients with connection to Tintean
Ulysses’ ‘interiorization’ is one reason why the book is considered to be unfilmable. Ulysses in Plaguetime deals with this problem by having Dedalus and Bloom speak directly to the viewer in Proteus and Lotus Eaters, as if in video diaries.
As host of the seminar, Philip Harvey saw his task as to ask questions, some pre-worded others impromptu; to figure out what several people were saying at once; and to direct the dialogue so it didn’t fall off a bridge into the Liffey.
Bloomsday in the Year of Plague. A metempsychosis.
Bloomsday in Zurichbegan with a tram trip to Fluntern Cemetery ….