Monday, January 2, 2012

The year of Joyce


As you might be aware, this is an important year for fans of James Joyce: European copyright restrictions on publication and performance on Joyce's works have expired. Bloom's Day will no doubt be a much bigger part of the city's cultural calendar than it normally is, and Joyce's Dubliners is the choice for this year's "One City, One Book". (I'm part of the way into Dubliners and as I was informed in advance it's actually quite readable.)

Perhaps the first Joycean event of the year is a production of a play called Gibraltar: an adaptation of James Joyce’s Ulysses, on nightly at 8 pm in The New Theatre in Temple Bar until January 14th. The play has previously been performed in New York and Philadelphia. Its focus is the relationship between Ulysses' protagonist Leopold Bloom and his wife Molly.

Tickets cost €12/€15.

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