Strolling Through Ulysses

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Strolling Through Ulysses
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00:00 - 23:59
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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Strolling Through Ulysses! is a one-man show about James Joyce's novel, "Ulysses", written and performed by Robert Gogan. It takes place in various venues throughout Ireland and details are available on www.strollingthroughulysses.com. Strolling Through Ulysses! outlines the fun-filled story of Bloomsday - June 16th 1904 - the iconic day around which James Joyce's "Ulysses" is based, guiding you through the curious events and quirky characters of Joyce's famous novel. It's a 75 minute romp through "Ulysses" - bawdy, irreverent and great fun!
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  • Jervis • 6 min walk
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Brian
Baltimore, Ireland2 contributions
Strolling through Ulysses? A gurning reading of the Ulysses plot summary, more likely.
Aug 2019
LIke a little boy, Gogan delights in pointing out all the lewd acts, any sexual inuendo ("Get it, Ladies? Wink wink, nudge nudge, know what I mean... Sorry, Joyce means?" Hilarious!), or fecal droppings throughout the text, while utterly dismissing all that accompanies these moments. As such, he follows in the footsteps of all the critics who dismissed Joyce at the time and pointed out this bawdiness but replaces their displeasure with his own pleasure.
Written 3 August 2019
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EireDude
Limerick, Ireland90 contributions
For all those who have an unread copy of Joyce's masterpiece on their shelf
Jul 2019 • Couples
That Ulysses was a ground-breaking novel which put Joyce among the world's leading writers is not in dispute. Neither is the fact that the book has fuelled academic and literary debate forever since it appeared. But sadly, for the non-specialist who bought it casually, it has remained a briefly opened and soon closed book. This show will send you back to try again in the new-found knowledge that Ulysses is laced through with wit, humanity and satire; peopled with memorable characters and, despite dealing with only a single (long) day, covers the deepest of human emotions from birth, to maturity to loss of love or life. My Gogan shows due respect to the genius of Joyce but he is not in awe of him. Instead he gives us an overview of Bloom's Day, letting us see the wood and not just trees, while dipping regularly into the original text ending with a powerful extract from Mollie's soliloquy. This is a show to relish for anyone who wants to appreciate Joyce and his Ulysses.
Written 5 July 2019
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Thank you EireDude for your extensive review. You are a very keen observer! You're quite correct when you said that I'm not in awe of Joyce. I do believe that he was one of the greatest geniuses in forging, moulding and expressing the English language, but I don't personally believe that EVERYTHING he wrote was pure genius. But I'm very proud that he was an Irishman (a Dubliner!) and that he wrote almost exclusively about his native city. For such a little nation we've produced some heavy-hitters in our time! Thank you once again for your review. Robert
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Garrett
Dublin, Ireland11 contributions
Ulysses presented in a thoroughly understandable and entertaining way
Jun 2019
Great show, Mr Gogan gives background and drifts through Blooms day presenting an array of characters with the clever use of minimal props in a really energetic and enjoyable way, GL.
Written 21 June 2019
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Hello Garrett L. Thank you for your review. Yes I do use a set of minimal props. It allows me to perform in some very small and unusual settings, as well as the larger ones! Thank you again. Robert
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Denise B
Dublin, Ireland22 contributions
Fabulous: a must see
Jun 2019 • Solo
Absolutely a must to catch if you can. It doesn't matter whether you know the anything about the book or are a great fan. The characters come alive. You will definitely come away with an appreciation of the novel. Thank you Robert for a great afternoons entertainment.
Written 15 June 2019
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Dear Z8897LQdeniseb, thank you for your review. I'm happy to read that you got something from the show. And the most important aspect for me is that people come away with an appreciation and better understanding of Ulysses. I hope that the experience encourages some people to read it! Thank you again. Robert
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Donal8
Limerick, Ireland3 contributions
You won’t be disappointed
Jun 2019 • Couples
Really entertaining. Well worth seeing. We saw the play as part of the Mountshannon Arts Festival. Go and see if you get a chance.
Written 5 June 2019
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Hi Donal8, thank you for your kind review. I enjoyed performing at the Mountshannon Arts Festival and the organisers and committee were very helpful. I also enjoyed the 'craic' in the local bar afterwards!
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Rhona O
Dublin188 contributions
I now understand Ulysses!!!
Jun 2018 • Couples
Went to see this show last night and for the first time I now understand what the book is about. Robert made the characters come alive..... He really can switch with the flick of a Bowler Hat! It was quick, funny, a tad naughty and well worth going to see.
Written 18 June 2018
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Hi Rhone, thank you for your review. I don't know where I'd be without my Bowler Hat on stage! In Ulysses it's described as "Plasto’s high grade ha". It's presumed that the 't' is omitted from the description because the label is either torn or creased. Typical Joycean detail! Thank you again for your review. Robert
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KerrySullivan
Kerry27 contributions
Sprinting Through Ulysses
Jun 2018 • Friends
Attended this show with some reservations I’ve made several attempts to read Ulysses and am reasonably familiar with the story, it seemed an interesting way to mark the approach of Bloomsday. Robert Gogan is clearly a Joyce scholar and had the temerity to punctuate the original in his version Ulysses Remastered.
The Show is hilarious, beginning with “stately plump Buck Mulligan” and ending with Molly Bloom’s soliloquy. The author/actor takes the audience on a gallop around Dublin, describing the characters, streets and buildings, supporting his play with readings from the original text. And it works few of the audience were familiar with the book but all felt they had grasped the story and might even read the original.
Don’t wait for Bloomsday if you go and see for yourself.
Written 15 June 2018
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Hi KerrySullivan, thank you for your review. I think that a lot of people have reservations about attending my show, fearing that it might be academic and 'above their heads'. But, of course, as you discovered, it's nothing like that! I know that many people who attended my show expressed an interest in reading the book and that pleases me greatly. Thanks again for your review. Robert
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reichja
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
A great show...don’t miss it
Jun 2018 • Friends
Robert Gogan is a one man show on every Wednesday evening at the Stag’s Head. I was concerned as like most people I have never read Ulysses but knew it was a difficult book. Gogan summarises the story by acting out so many of the parts and giving you a flavour of the humour and bawdiness in Joyce. He is a dynamo and a great character actor who knows his Joyce (has written his own version with punctuation which makes it more readable). The time flew and I’m now going to tackle the book!
Written 14 June 2018
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Hi reichja, thanks for your kind review. I'm delighted to see that you're now going to tackle the Great Book. If you enjoyed my show I can guarantee that you'll definitely enjoy reading "Ulysses"! Thanks again. Robert
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Jon C
Aurora, OR34 contributions
A fine show!
May 2018 • Couples
Highly recommended - Mr. Gogan does an excellent job bringing the book to life; his annotated version of Ulysses is worth getting also.
Written 6 June 2018
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Hi Jon C, thank you for your very kind review of my show. I'm very glad you enjoyed it and it makes it all worthwhile my persevering with it and hoping that other people will enjoy it also! Thank you again. Robert
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DBrock001
Cheltenham, UK12 contributions
Thoroughly engaging.
Apr 2018 • Couples
Whilst 'strolling' through Dublin on the first day of our trip we saw a poster for the show. Having not read Ulysses (although my partner had tried), we went along thinking it might be fun. We were not disappointed! A great show, fantastically brought to life by Robert, this one man show opened our eyes to the world of Leopold Bloom and was at times bawdy, funny and moving.
Written 16 May 2018
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Hi DBrock001, thank you for your kind review. I'm delighted that you thought that the show was fun, because that's exactly what James Joyce intended when he wrote the great book. There are so many other hilarious pieces from the book I'd love to include in the show, but if I did that we'd be there all night! Thank you again for your review. Robert
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