Bloomsday on Broadway celebrates June 16, 1904, the most famous fictional date in literature, when Leopold Bloom walked around Dublin in the pages of James Joyce's Ulysses. Since 1981, hundreds of acclaimed actors have joined avid Joyceans, writers, critics, and scholars on stage at Symphony Space to read selections from the book that heralded the birth of modern literature.Bloomsday on Broadway XXIV: Leopold's Women Bloom was recorded at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City on Thursday, June 16, 2005.Highlights Include:
A Whirlwind Tour of Women in Ulysses
The Chorus of 34 Mollys
Mr. Bloom speaks Yiddish
Barbara Feldon as Madame Bella Cohen
Bernadette Quigley as Gertie
Stephen Colbert as Bloom
Isaiah Sheffer narrates the complete Calypso and Lotus Eaters episodes
Marian Seldes reads from Finnegans Wake
Fritz Weaver and Rochelle Oliver read from The Dead
Terry Donnelly as Molly
Plus several sopranos singing from Molly's repertoire
The 24th such theater broadcast, Bloomsday on Broadway is an annual gathering of avid Joyceans. Celebrating the day Harold Bloom walked the streets of Dublin, this particular celebration of Bloomsday focuses on the lovely ladies of James Joyce's epic novel. Stephen Colbert executes this performance with his characteristic wit and enthusiasm. His star power brings a whole new level excitement to a beloved literary experience. Packed with interesting segments and top-notch Joycean humor, this episode is a delight for any fan of Ulysses.
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For Advanced Joyce Fans Only
- Cathy Dopp
Joyce was never more fun!