What if Chaplin and Joyce, an inveterate consumer of cinema, had met by chance in Paris, and Chaplin had taken it into his head to make a silent film of ‘Ulysses’?
A course designed to deepen understanding of Ulysses, focussing on the challenging figure of Stephen Dedalus.
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 …
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!
The question is: ‘will the earth move for Gerty’? We expect so!
A classic (irish) Australian play, A Stretch of the Imagination, returns to a superb rural theatre near Woodend.