Celebrating Bloomsday - Marathon Reading of Joyce's ULYSSES
The Georgetown Library will host a marathon reading of James Joyce's ULYSSES. Considered by many to be the greatest novel of all time, ULYSSES will be read aloud in its entirety by a group of 30 actors and scholars at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library beginning June 9 and continuing through June 16, 2014.
ULYSSES , set in Dublin, Ireland, takes place on a single day: June 16, 1904. The protagonist Leopold Bloom, an ordinary man, a man of no great distinction is forced to contend with every conceivable social indignity, including fierce anti-Semitism and the infidelity of his own wife. Joyce seems to be saying that just as ULYSSES was a hero to the ancient Greeks so too is Bloom a hero for our own times.
Reading Dates and Times:
Monday, June 9, 6 – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, June 10, 6 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday, June 11, 6 – 9 p.m.
Thursday, June 12, NO READING
Friday, June 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 15, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, June 16, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
For more information, contact reading organizer Herb Guggenheim at 301-367-6742 or firstname.lastname@example.org