Cel mai lung program de radio înregistrat vreodată: Ulise în 30 de ore

Over twenty years ago RTÉ Radio celebrated the centenary of James Joyce with this dramatised full production of “Ulysses”. That marathon programme on Bloomsday, 1982 was a high point for our public service broadcasting. The production was unique in its ambition and imagination then, and its achievement stands unequalled today (Adrian Moynes Managing Director, RTÉ Radio).

This “Ulysses” project started off as far as I was concerned on the the 2nd February 1981 – the 99th Anniversary of Joyce’s birth, when I was called into the office of Mr PJ O Connor, then Head of Drama and Variety. He proposed a complete reading of “Ulysses” to be broadcast the following year for Joyce’s centenary. My journey with “Ulysses” therefore started with an apprehensive reading of the text with the help of the Joycean scholar, Roland McHugh in the role of consultant. In the reading of the book, various ideas came to me and I moved from the original concept of a straight reading to a dramatised acted reading using the RTE players. It was to be almost a year later when we re-remerged from studio with a 29 and a half hour radio production (William Styles, Director).

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