Ulysses (Dramatised)

  • by James Joyce
  • Narrated by Stephen Rea
  • 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

The young poet Stephen has been recalled from Paris to Dublin to be at his mother's deathbed. But he refuses her dying wishes: to kneel and pray for her. Now, holed up in his Martello tower outside the city walls, he has to suffer the taunts of Buck Mulligan by day and, by night, the vision of 'her eyes, shaking out of death to shake and bend my soul.' Timelessly evocative, Ulysses is far more than the story of Stephen Dedalus' journey through Dublin.
It is a huge, rich portrayal of human life. In this magnificent, highly accessible, part reading part dramatisation - which includes the famous Molly Bloom soliloquy - the power and truth of Joyce's vision is as potent as ever. Ulysses stars Stephen Rea and Sinead Cusack, with an introduction by Seamus Heaney.


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Evocative Dramatisation of Joyce's Great Novel.

A compelling dramatisation of Joyce's great (and challenging novel). I wish I had been able to listen to this when reading in college. Brings the story to life without losing the literary genius of the author.
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- James

Very interesting

Not the usual dramatisation, more of a dramatised reading. The cast is good. And the more times you listen the more you pick up.
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- Andrew J Nolan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-01-2012
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited