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Let’s Get Quizzical

Nature of Event: Let’s Get Quizzical  is a quiz show with canapés at PJ O’Brien’s Irish Pub. The MC is a master of quizzes and craic: Brian Gillespie. The questions will be broad-ranging, but it may be a tad advantageous to be Irish, or to know your way around matters sporting (the man is a … Continue reading

‘Ulysses Prestissimo’: a slam version of the whole epic

‘Ulysses Prestissimo’: a slam version of the whole epic

James Joyce’s Ulysses may be termed ‘modernist,’ but it is such a unique work that it is difficult to categorize, and also very difficult to manipulate. In recent years Bloomsday Melbourne Inc. has edited and reshaped chapters for its quasi-theatrical presentations, but now, to take on the whole of this both internalized and externalized mammoth of a work, so geographically, physically and psychologically capacious, is to attempt something Herculean, including the stables! Continue reading