Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses by James Joyce

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To celebrate a hundred years since Sylvia Beach published James Joyce’s ULYSSES, and to encourage readers to engage (or re-engage) with this spirited, funny, life-changing book, Shakespeare and Company, Paris—in partnership with Penguin Classics and Hay Festival—has created an ensemble recording of the unabridged text, to be released as a free podcast between the centenary of the publication on 2nd February 2022 and Bloomsday on June 16 2022. The celebration will culminate with a series of live discussions and performances on site at Hay Festival 2022 (26 May-5 June) and a celebration of Bloomsday at Shakespeare and Company on Thursday June 16. Read by more than a hundred writers, artists, comedians and musicians from all over the world, Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses is a polyphonic and diverse celebration of this Modernist masterwork.

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