- DRAMA Killian Scott stars in world premiere of The United States vs Ulysses
- AUDIO RTÉ Radio 1 Extra to air epic 29 hour, 45 minute RTÉ production of Ulysses this Bloomsday – Uninterrupted. Uncensored. Unequalled
- ONLINE All 15 Dubliners stories to feature on www.rte.ie/ulysses
New drama and new archival audio are at the heart of the upcoming Bloomsday on RTÉ celebrations.
Starring Killian Scott, RTÉ will air the world premiere of The United States vs Ulysses by Colin Murphy – the compelling dramatization of the 1933 court case that resulted in the “un-banning” of Ulysses in the USA. The premiere is presented in partnership with the James Joyce Centre.
Meanwhile, www.rte.ie/ulysses will feature a range of additional content, including the complete RTÉ production – all 15 stories – of Dubliners, along with Joyce’s only play, Exiles. The website features 20 ‘explainer’ programmes, ‘Reading Ulysses’, hosted by Gerry O Flaherty and Fritz Senn, as well as the Joycesongs series (music from the book performed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra), and other audio and visual archive material.
RTÉ will also re-air the almost 30-hour production of James Joyce’s Ulysses worldwide on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra. The full dramatised production – originally broadcast in 1982 to celebrate the centenary of Joyce, and totalling 29 hours and 45 minutes in duration – will begin at the same time as both Stephen Dedalus’ and Leopold Bloom’s journey through Dublin begins in the book: 8am on 16 June. Audiences can listen live on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, or via podcast at www.rte.ie/ulysses.