Bloomsday in Melbourne mounts a course, one day’s immersion in James Joyce’s most Irish chapter of Ulysses, Cyclops.
In Holy Cow!, pathos was blended with comedic bombast, prolixity with wordless groans, and irony with genuine feeling. The ending was incredibly moving, reminding us of Joyce the man and the writer.
Holy Cow! Bloomsday in Melbourne’s 25th season celebrates women, fertility, the uses and abuses of tradition.
While the setting and the craic is unmistakably Dublin, the literary tour embraces some Irish writers (Swift, Sterne, Goldsmith, Sheridan) but mostly lashes out at English classics – the revenge of a supremely gifted Irish writer on English letters.
The Life and High Times of Oliver St John Gogarty – the Real Buck Mulligan
A highly popular introductory course on Joyce’s Ulysses to be reprised on 3 Feb.
Handed such a whiffy text, director Wayne Pearn took a deep breath and turned it into a play piece of encaptivating ingenuity
James Joyce, and Steampunk? Circus? Vaudeville? and the squiffy liffey, and worse?
Who are the Tatty Tenors of Brisbane, and their history….
Beginners course on ‘Ulysses’, the modernist masterpiece that eludes many readers.