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Carnivale of night-town
eventposted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by G Anderson, S Cartwright, Frances Devlin-Glass, R Hames, B Addie
Bloomsday in Melbourne Inc. annually celebrates James Joyce's novels with a theatrical event, a seminar and a dinner. This year, the centrepiece is an outrageous burlesque, adapted from the Circe chapter, which will not only delight Joyce aficionados but will provide the 'ah-hah's' for those of us unable to penetrate the text. Carnivale of Nighttown is pure Joyce: an irreverent absurdist romp involving bizarre antics, gibberish, blasphemy, gritty humour and sexual hallucination. It is a celebration of the unsurpassed richness of language that made Ulysses the greatest novel of its time, which continues to intrigue and entertain 88 years after publication despite being branded pornographic and banned.