The Wild Geese Players of Seattle will present a staged reading of
Chapter 7, “Aeolus”, and the first half of Chapter 8, “Lestrygonians”,
adapted from the 1922 edition of James Joyce's Ulysses,
on June 16th, 2017.
Our annual Bloomsday readings started in 1998. After concluding Ulysses in 2013, we started afresh four years ago. This year, we're reading the second half of Chapter 8, “Lestrygonians”, and Chapter 9, "Scylla and Charybdis".
Chapter 8 “Lestrygonians” begins at 1 PM. As lunchtime approaches, Leopold Bloom is getting hungry, and as he makes his way through the center of Dublin his thoughts drift towards food. The chapter is full of references to food, many of them alluding to disgusting eating practices. The chapter is inspired by Homer's depiction of the Lestrygonians, a giant, cannibalistic tribe who devoured many of Odysseus’s men.
Lestrygonians (Chapter 8):
Scylla and Charybdis (Chapter 9):
See our archives for details of our previous readings.