Bloomsday in Melbourne 2010 Festival

Wednesday 16th of June 2010 — Wednesday 16th of June 2010

Joyce’s Carnival of Vice

is a mini-festival devoted to James Joyce’s Ulysses. The festival comprises three events:

1pm and 7.30pm, a Burlesque Performance of Carnivale of Night-town, a dramatisation of the Circe chapter of Ulysses, directed by Brenda Addie and performed by the Bloomsday Players, led by Drew Tingwell as Bloom.

A surrealist burlesque in which nothing is what it seems, set in Dublin’s red-light district where purity-snoopers come up against those who promenade as sexologists. Joyce at his most outrageous, most contentious, and most modern.

Venue: New Ballroom Theatre, Trades Hall, corner of Lygon and Victoria Streets. Cost $35. Student discount.

3pm: Seminar: Puritans vs Sexologists
Professor Joy Damousi, Melbourne University: ‘Freud and Modern Sex in Joyce’s Dublin’
Assoc. Prof. Frances Devlin-Glass, Deakin University: ‘Unpacking “Pornosophy” in Circe’

Venue: New Ballroom Theatre, Trades Hall, corner of Lygon and Victoria Streets. Cost $20. Student discount.

5.30 for 6pm: Dinner at La Notte (restaurant), 140-46 Lygon Street. With Readings, ‘More Literary Sexology’. Cost $45 for 2-course smorgasbord.

7.30pm a Burlesque Performance of Carnivale of Night-town, a dramatisation of the Circe chapter of Ulysses, directed by Brenda Addie and performed by the Bloomsday Players, led by Drew Tingwell as Bloom.

Venue: New Ballroom Theatre, Trades Hall, corner of Lygon and Victoria Streets. Cost $35. Student discount.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL for all events. Phone Bob Glass, and when seats are confirmed, cheques or money-orders to Bloomsday in Melbourne, c/– Bob Glass, 5 Courbrant Court, Mont Albert North, Vic. 3129

More detail at http://www.bloomsdayinmelbourne.org.au