BLOOMSDAY - 2018




BLOOMSDAY - 2018

                                       

BLOOMSDAY BY OLLI

A Celebratory Reading of the Ithaca Episode* of Ulysses by Readers from

the Osher Lifetime Learning Institute


To take place on Friday, June 22, 2018 

from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

at 4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW

(Room to be Determined)

Followed by Guinness Appreciation**

(Tasting and Savoring Session)

At non-AU Site TBD

This year we will be reading Ithaca

the 17th Episode of Ulysses

THE SCRIPT

IN WORD AND PDF VERSIONS 

IS ATTACHED BELOW

AND CAN BE READ OR DOWNLOADED***

            PROGRAM:                              

SECTION/READERS                                                                               SCRIPT PAGE

A. RETURN AND GAINING HOUSE ACCESS 

BOB KOLODNEY.................................................…………………....…,..……..2

B. COCOA PREPARATION/BOILING WATER

WALTER KAMIAT………………….……...........................................................6

C. FIRST IMPRESSIONS – KITCHEN LARDER 

MARCIA KASS………………..................................................................….…...9

D. REFLECTIONS ON GOLD CUP – HOSPITALITY– REMINISENCES 

GRANT GOLDSTEIN.....……………….....................................………....……12

E. PREVIOUS ACQUAINTANCE – TEMPERAMENTS – SIZING UP 

LARRY LAWRENCE...........................................................................................16

F. DOMESTIC PREDICAMENT – LINGUISTIC COMPARISONS,

MARC WALL……................................................................................................22

G. ROADS NOT TAKEN – A RUDE SONG – MEMORIES OF 

A YOUNG DAUGHTER

 RICHARD PALMER………..……........................................................……....27

H. REJECTED PROPOSAL – PLANS – LEAVE-TAKING

UNDER THE STARS

SANDY LEIBOWITZ, DEE MAHAN….….........................................…...31, 37

I. RECKONING OF THE PREVIOUS DAY – A SHOCK  -- LIBRARY INVENTORY – PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS FOR BED 

DANIEL SACHS, MARILYN GLEYSTEEN......,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,..................41, 45

J.  FLOWERVILLE

KATY ADAMS, ENID HYDE………………………….………….....…….49, 53

K. DRESSER  INVENTORY

DAVID PALMETER, EVELYN SANDGROUND…………….…..….......58, 63

 

L. BEDTIME RUMINATIONS AND ACTS


GAIL LELYVELD REBECCA SHAW…………….……………........……66, 70

M. INTERVIEW AND SLEEP

ROBERT AUBRY DAVIS, PATTY DAVIS…………......…………….......…...73


:PLOT SUMMARY OF ITHACA (EPISODE 17 OF ULYSSES) FROM ROSENBACH LIBRARY WEBSITE::

WITH RESPECT TO THE CENTRAL CHAPTER OF ULYSSES, PART III ("THE HOMECOMING OF ULYSSES") IN WHICH STEPHEN DEDALUS ACCOMPANIES LEOPOLD BLOOM TO HIS HOME AT 7 ECCLES STREET

2:00 a.m, at Bloom’s house (same as Episode 4).

Bloom remembers he had forgotten to remember to take his key. Through the bird’s-eye vantage afforded by a loftily impersonal third-person narrative, we watch Bloom climb over the railing and into the house to receive Stephen for a friendly cup of cocoa and conversation, a refused offer to stay the night, and a cordial parting urination together beneath the stars. After Stephen leaves, Bloom finds his way to bed past rearranged furniture, remembrances of his past life with his adulterous wife, and crumbs from the jar of potted meat brought that afternoon by the usurper of his conjugal bed. Brushing away his predecessor’s crumbs, the returning hero climbs into bed, head to his wife’s feet, boldly orders himself an unprecedented breakfast in bed (as we learn in the next chapter), metaphorically vanquishes an imagined host of her suitors, and then plants a kiss on her plump behind before his embarkation for the Kingdom of Hypnos down into a tiny blot of unconsciousness in the space of a dot on the page.


*James Joyce's favorite chapter in which he displays the capabilities of a one-man early 20th century Wikipedia in addition to his usual word sculpting flair. Best to be kept away from persons lacking sense of humor.

** While attendance at this multi-sensual sacred ritual is voluntary, it will include Irish fare as well as liquid refreshment, and is highly recommended for those who wish to fully experience Ulysses.

***Please be good enough to point out any errors to Bob Kolodney at rbk987@verizon.net.  While errors may well be portals of discovery, it is best to close some of them in the interest of lucidity. Suggestions also welcome.

                                       

Face-to-Face supporting Activities unlikely this year

 due to non-presence of organizer for most of month prior to event


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Bob Kolodney,
May 14, 2018, 8:58 AM
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Bob Kolodney,
May 14, 2018, 8:59 AM
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