Wild Geese Players of Seattle

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Apr 15, 2018

Bloomsday - Seattle 2018

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 all of Chapter 9, “Scylla and Charybdis”.

Chapter 8.ii: Lestrygonians

We pick up where we left off last year in the middle of Chapter 8, as Leopold Bloom is searching for lunch. He enters Davy Byrne’s peaceful pub, gaining respite from the hubbub of Dublin. Joyce, as ever, is preoccupied with “the significance of trivial things”, through which we learn more about Bloom’s past and how others see him.

Chapter 9: Scylla and Charybdis

In Chapter 9, Stephen Dedalus is holding forth in the National Library of Ireland, giving the performance of his life to an audience of Irish writers and scholars who were part of the Irish Literary Revival of the early 20th century. Stephen is an outsider, desperately trying to assert himself in front of these gatekeepers of Irish culture. He shares his elaborate theories on the life of Shakespeare, why the bard left his second-best bed to his widow, Anne Hathaway, and the fatherlessness of Hamlet.

Reading at the Seattle Central Library, June 16th, 2018

2:30pm on Saturday, June 16th, 2018,
The Seattle Central Library,
Level 4, Room 2 — Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room,
1000 Fourth Ave,
Seattle, WA 98104

Map.

Donations towards costs of posters and props are welcome. Please arrive before 2:30pm to find a seat. The reading will take about two hours.

Please RSVP to the Facebook event.

Poster

We encourage you to download Leon Mattigosh’s Lestrygonians/Scylla & Charybdis poster (PDF, 1MB) and post it around town.

Press Release

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

Commentary

Lestrygonians (Chapter 8)

Scylla and Charybdis (Chapter 9)

Miscellaneous

Other Wild Geese Events

See our archives for details of our previous readings.

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Apr 15, 2018

Bloomsday - Seattle

James Joyce

James Joyce’s novel Ulysses takes place on June 16th, 1904. It follows the wanderings of Leopold Bloom, a Jewish everyman, and Stephen Dedalus, a young writer and Joyce’s alter ego, as they wander the streets of Dublin.

The centenary of Bloomsday, June 16th, 2004, was celebrated worldwide.

The Wild Geese Players of Seattle will present a staged reading of Ulysses, the second half of Chapter 8, “Lestrygonians”, and Chapter 9, “Scylla and Charybdis”, at Seattle Central Library.

This is our twenty-first year of Bloomsday readings.

Previous Years: 1998–2017

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Future Events

No other events are currently planned. Join our announcements list to be notified of our next reading.

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Apr 15, 2018

Bloomsday - Seattle - Archives

James Joyce

  1. 1998: Chapter 1
  2. 1999: Chapter 2?
  3. 2000: Chapter 3?
  4. 2001: Chapter 6?
  5. 2002: Chapter 7?
  6. 2003: Chapters 8 and 9
  7. March 2004: Irish Festival: Short Readings
  8. 2004: Chapter 10
  9. 2005: Chapter 11
  10. 2006: Chapter 12
  11. 2007: Chapter 13
  12. 2008: Chapter 14
  13. 2009: Chapter 15, Part I
  14. 2010: Chapter 15, Part II
  15. 2011: Chapter 16
  16. 2012: Chapter 17
  17. 2013: Chapter 18
  18. 2014: Chapters 1 and 4
  19. 2015: Chapters 2 and 5
  20. 2015: 150th Anniversary of Yeats’ Birth
  21. 2016: Chapters 3 and 6
  22. 2017: Chapters 7 and 8.i
  23. 2018: Chapters 8.ii and 9

1998: Chapter 1

Nothing here yet.

1999: Chapter 2?

Nothing here yet.

2000: Chapter 3?

Nothing here yet.

2001: Chapter 6?

Nothing here yet.

2002: Chapter 7?

Nothing here yet.

2003: Chapters 8 and 9

Coming soon.

March 2004: Irish Festival: Short Readings

Nothing here yet.

June 2004: Chapter 10

Nothing here yet for Chapter 10, Wandering Rocks.

November 2004: Poetry and Music of Revolution and Evolution

Nothing here yet for Poetry and Music of Revolution and Evolution.

June 2005: Chapter 11

Nothing here yet for Chapter 11, Sirens.

June 2006: Chapter 12

Nothing here yet for Chapter 12, Cyclops.

2007: Chapter 13

Nothing here yet for Chapter 13, Nausicaa.

2008: Chapter 14

Nothing here yet for Chapter 14, Oxen of the Sun.

2009: Chapter 15, Part I

Nothing here yet for Chapter 15, Circe, Part I.

2010: Chapter 15, Part II

Nothing here yet for Chapter 15, Circe, Part II.

2011: Chapter 16

Nothing here yet for Chapter 16, Eumaeus.

2012: Chapter 17

Nothing here yet for Chapter 17, Ithaca.

2013: Chapter 18

Nothing here yet for Chapter 18, Penelope.

2014: Chapters 1 and 4

Nothing here yet for Chapters 1 and 4, Telemachus and Calypso.

2015: Chapters 2 and 5

Nothing here yet for Chapters 2 and 5, Nestor and the Lotus Eaters.

2015: 150th Anniversary of Yeats’ Birth

Nothing here yet for 150th anniversary of Yeats’ birth.

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Apr 15, 2018

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