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.
This is our twenty-fourth year of Bloomsday readings. (Press Release).
Commentary on Cyclops
- Text of Chapter 12
- The Joyce Project: Cyclops
- Ulysses Guide
- Kennesaw Guide
- Cliff Notes
- The Joyce Portal
- The Sheila Variations
- Joyce Images
- Paul Debraski
- Shmoop Summary and Analysis
- Groden Notes
- Joyce’s Moraculous Sindbook: Suzette Henke — “Cyclops”: Giant and Jew
- The Modern Word
- James Joyce’s Ulysses: Where It’s Always June 16, 1904 and Cyclops II
- RTÉ 25-hour broadcast of Ulysses (history)
Other Wild Geese Events
See our archives for details of our previous readings.