Wild Geese Players of Seattle

posted
Apr 14, 2022

Bloomsday — Seattle 2022

The Wild Geese Players of Seattle will present a staged reading of Episode 13, “Nausicaa”, adapted from the 1922 edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Our annual reading will be presented in-person (most likely) at location TBD on date TBD (either the weekend of June 11th or June 18th).

Bloomsday (Bloom’s day, named for Ulysses’ main character, Leopold Bloom) refers to the 24-hour period on June 16, 1904 in which Ulysses is set. Joyce’s ground-breaking novel follows the wanderings of Bloom, a Jewish everyman, and Stephen Dedalus, a young writer and Joyce’s alter ego, as they wander the streets of Dublin.

Join us for Episode 13, Nausicaa, where it is 8pm on Sandymount Beach, and Leopold Bloom is exchanging meaningful glances with Gerty MacDowell.

Script

Read along with the script. Adapted by George Reilly and Helen Bloom from the Project Gutenberg text.

Press Release

This is our twenty-fifth year of Bloomsday readings. (Press Release).

Commentary on Nausicaa

Other Wild Geese Events

See our archives for details of our previous readings.

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posted
Feb 02, 2022

Ulysses at 100

On 2 February 1882, in the Dublin suburb of Rathgar, a son was given unto John and May Joyce. James Joyce celebrated his 40th birthday in Paris on 2 February 1922 by receiving the first printed copy of his novel Ulysses.

There are many events, books, and articles marking the centenary of the publication of Ulysses.

The Wild Geese Players of Seattle are sitting out this week’s events, but we’ll be back in June for a Bloomsday reading.

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posted
Jun 16, 2021

Cyclops Video

On June 12th, we recorded a staged reading the Cyclops episode of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

To get a taste of the rowdiest chapter of Ulysses, here is a four-minute preview of the video:

And here’s the full 2.5-hour video:

Read along with the script.

More details about the Cyclops episode.

Credits

No Man: George Reilly
Leopold Bloom: Leon Mattigosh
Citizen: Mark Gunning
Garryowen: Wendy Joseph
Joe Hynes: Joseph Ryan
Terry O’Ryan: Roger Berger
Alf Bergan: Maura Donegan
Bob Doran: Bill Barnes
Lt. Col. Tomlinson: Lynne Compton
Mr Conacre: Claudia Finn
Mr Allfours: Aly Gardner-Shelby
Mr O’Reilly: Iain Edgewater
Speaker: Roger Berger
Mr Staylewit: Irene Calvo
J.J. O’Molloy: Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh
Ned Lambert: Lynne Compton
John Wyse Nolan: Irene Calvo
Lenehan: Wendy Joseph
Martin Cunningham: Claudia Finn
Crofton: Iain Edgewater
Mr Power: Aly Gardner-Shelby
Ragamuffin: Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh

Narrators: Lynne Compton, Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh, Maura Donegan, Irene Calvo, Claudia Finn, Roger Berger, Aly Gardner-Shelby, Iain Edgewater, Wendy Joseph, Bill Barnes, Leon Mattigosh, Joseph Ryan, George Reilly.

Director: George Reilly
Script: George Reilly
Poster: Leon Mattigosh
Video Editing: Helen Brew
Introduction: Roger Berger
Publicity: Claudia Finn, George Reilly
Website: George Reilly

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posted
May 04, 2021

Bloomsday — Seattle 2021

Cyclops

The Wild Geese Players of Seattle will present a staged reading of Chapter 12, “Cyclops”, adapted from the 1922 edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Our annual reading will be presented online and available for all to stream on Bloomsday, June 16, 2021 here at WildGeeseSeattle.org.


Update: Here is a four-minute preview of the video for our Bloomsday 2021 reading of the Cyclops chapter of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Watch the full Cyclops Video.


Bloomsday (Bloom’s day, named for Ulysses’ main character, Leopold Bloom) refers to the 24-hour period on June 16, 1904 in which Ulysses is set. Joyce’s ground-breaking novel follows the wanderings of Bloom, a Jewish everyman, and Stephen Dedalus, a young writer and Joyce’s alter ego, as they wander the streets of Dublin.

Join us online for Chapter 12, Cyclops, where it is 5pm and a variety of Dublin characters take up space in Barney Kiernan’s pub on Little Britain Street. Join Leopold Bloom (an outsider), the Citizen (a xenophobe), Garryowen (a cur), the Narrator (a curmudgeon), Joe Hynes (a ne’er-do-well), Alf Bergan (a drinker), Bob Doran (a drunk), Terry (a barman), and others at the bar for conversation and flights of fantasy.

Script

Read along with the script. Adapted by George Reilly from the Project Gutenberg text.

Press Release

This is our twenty-fourth year of Bloomsday readings. (Press Release).

Commentary on Cyclops

Other Wild Geese Events

See our archives for details of our previous readings.

Click to read and post comments
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