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Dubliners: A Quartet

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dear Dirty Dublin by Jonathan Aiken Dear Dirty Dublin by Jonathan Aiken (Jonathan Aiken/Jonathan Aiken)

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of James Joyce’s Dubliners, WNYC’s Jerome L. Greene Space, in association with the Irish Arts Center, presents "Dubliners: A Quartet," a newly commissioned audio play written by playwright Arthur Yorinks and inspired by Joyce’s stories. Yorinks discusses the play and the performance with musical director Edward Barnes and actress Aedin Moloney (daughter of Paddy Moloney from The Chieftains). A company of actors will perform all four parts in The Greene Space on June 28-29.

 

Guests:

Edward Barnes, Aedin Moloney and Arthur Yorinks

Comments [2]

Amy from Manhattan

There are songs based on James Joyce stories, incl. a great one about "Finnegan's Wake."

And the whole Irish bardic tradition combines music & storytelling.

Jun. 26 2014 01:22 PM
Ed from Larchmont

The other day Leonard Lopate said he hadn't read Finnegans Wake - don't worry, nothing missed, a book of the dark, 'a great dark cathedral' as one critic calls it. Indeed, a book where God is not tortured but where God is no longer present at all, asked to leave and left, so meanings shift and change. But one way to read it is to read one sentence at a time, the way one reads the Bible, in little bits - Joyce replacing the Bible with his own book, his own priesthood of art, which he vowed to get others to follow.
Dubliners is Joyce's apprenticeship.

Jun. 26 2014 10:29 AM

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