Wild Geese Players of Seattle

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.

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posted
May 04, 2021

2021 Bloomsday Press Release

24th Annual Staged Reading / Virtual Bloomsday Celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses

The Wild Geese Players of Seattle join Bloomsday celebrations across the globe honoring Ulysses’ author James Joyce. Our annual reading will be presented online and available for all to stream on Bloomsday, June 16, 2021 at WildGeeseSeattle.org.

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. Ulysses 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. 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.

Since 1998, The Wild Geese Players of Seattle have presented staged readings of Irish literature, by writers such as James Joyce and W.B. Yeats. The Geese are a diverse group of people who share an interest in matters Irish. Some of us were born in Ireland, some have family connections, but we all enjoy Irish literature. We believe that poetry and certain novels are best read aloud, that some works are better heard than read.

For more information, visit the Wild Geese Players’ website www.WildGeeseSeattle.org, like our Facebook group, or follow @WildGeeseSea on Twitter.

Contacts:
Director: George Reilly WildGeeseSeattle@gmail.com
Publicity: Claudia Finn cfinnseattle@gmail.com

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posted
Jun 16, 2020

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