Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses by James Joyce
By Shakespeare and Company
Season 1 for... Ulysses by James Joyce. The unabridged text, read by more than a hundred writers, artists, comedians and musicians
Season 2 for... Bloomcast. A deep-dive into the text with Adam Biles, Alice McCrum and Lex Paulson, as well as other bonus episodes.
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—created an ensemble recording of the unabridged text, released as a free podcast between the centenary of the publication on 2nd February 2022 and Bloomsday on June 16 2022.
Read by more than a hundred writers, artists, comedians and musicians from all over the world— including Sally Rooney, Margaret Atwood, Stephen Fry, Pete Buttigieg, Kae Tempest, Ben Okri, Ali Smith, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley and many, many more... (full cast list below)—Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses is a polyphonic and diverse celebration of this Modernist masterwork.
Conceived and produced by Adam Biles, Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company, Paris
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Buy the Penguin Classics official partner edition of Ulysses here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/d/9780241552636/ulysses
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Featuring (in order):
Ryan Van Winkle
Daniel Levin Becker
Sylvia Whitman & David Delannet
S&Co Table Readers (Anne Bielec, Ben Brown, Amanda Dennis, Linda Fallon, Heather Heartley, Octavia Horgan, Conor Lee Bourke, Lex Paulson, Kate Poston, Francesca Reece)
Jonathan Safran Foer
Caitlinn O Keefe
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