German Radio Station to Air Readings of Ulysses by jjqblog
April 20, 2012, 3:50 PM
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The entrance of Joyce’s corpus into the European public domain has provided different media with unprecedented access to the work.  As might be expected, this event has presented some unusual difficulties.  Two German radio stations are in the midst of a disagreement about their separate but overlapping airings of Ulysses.  Both stations will stage readings of the novel.  The first, by Berlin’s RBB Kulturradio, began on Monday and will consist of 80 episodes that will culminate on Bloomsday.  A sister station, SWR2, out of Stuttgart, has criticized the RBB because they claim their episodic reading interferes with their own 22-hour marathon reading, which will take place on Bloomsday.  Both productions cast armies of professional actors to play the various roles in the work.  Despite this conflict, it’s great to find ourselves now overwhelmed with readings and performances.  Here is a link to an article in the Irish Times about the airings.


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