Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
Rakshita (Raks) Patel

Radio 4 to air seven-part Ulysses (starring Andrew Scott) on one day

Ulysses and the Sirens (1891), by John William Waterhouse
Picture credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:John_William_Waterhouse_-_Ulysses_and_the_Sirens_(1891).jpg

Cut and pasted from The Stage website:

Henry Goodman and Niamh Cusack are to lead a cast of 23 actors for a new radio dramatisation of James Joyce’s Ulysses.

The BBC Radio 4 production will be a total of five-and-a-half hours long, to be broadcast in seven parts on June 16, which is known as Bloomsday and is the same date as the one on which the action in the novel takes place.

Director Jeremy Mortimer explained this would keep the drama “true to Joyce’s own structure for the book”, which follows one day in the life of its two protagonists - Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus - in 1904. Bloom will be played by Goodman, while Dedalus is to be played by Andrew Scott, who won best supporting actor for radio play Referee at the recent BBC Audio Drama Awards.

Mortimer said he hoped the drama will give “Radio 4 listeners a means to discover Ulysses and find out why it consistently tops any list of the most important books of the last century”.

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Raks's says - This project just sounds mind-blowingly ambitious and epic. I love Andrew Scott and Henry Goodman, and I have so far managed to avoid Ulysses. This is one way where I can finally have a go at getting to grips with it!
Tags: andrew scott, art
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