Adaptation Of James Joyce Classic For Siamsa Stage This Week

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The adaptation of ‘The Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man’ is at Siamsa this week.

A DIZZYING interpretation of James Joyce’s first novel will be brought to the stage in Siamsa this week.

Rough Magic will present James Joyce’s seminal novel ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ in Arthur Riordan’s vibrant new stage adaptation brought to life by a dynamic, new, creative ensemble of actors and designers under Ronan Phelan’s direction.

The play will open at Siamsa Tíre, Tralee on Friday, November 2 and continue on Saturday, November 3. The play focuses on the spiritual rebellion of Stephen Dedalus and his restless search for artistic self-expression.

The central role of Stephen Dedalus will be played by multiple members of the ensemble, both male and female.

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Written in the crucible of the political and artistic explosion of the early twentieth century, this is essentially the story of Joyce, Ireland’s great re-inventor of the English language.

“A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man plays with the notion of identity in all its complexity and mutability: national identity, personal identity, authorial identity. In this fast moving, mercurial production, these myriad identities are pulled apart, drawn together, reflected and refracted in a dizzying interpretation of Joyce’s first novel.” – Arthur Riordan

For ticket details contact Siamsa Tīre on 066-7123055.

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