The famous final monologue in Joyce’s Ulysses reinterpreted by the extraordinary actress and muse of Flemish avant-garde Viviane De Muynck
Molly Bloom is a long anticipated show. In 1999 Jan Lauwers and Viviane De Muynck first became interested in the famous monologue that ends James Joyce’s Ulysses. They were unable to obtain permission from his family and waited for the copyright to expire before continuing with the project. Every great actress longs to perform this piece in their careers, a literary and theatrical delight that truly takes flight in the hands of Viviane De Muynck, the great leading light of Belgian theatre. The reviews commented that it was very difficult to see where the actress ended and the character began.
Duration: 1 h 30 min
Premiere in Catalonia
Show in French with surtitles in Spanish and English
- Creation and adaptation: Viviane De Muynck and Jan Lauwers
- After “Penelope” from Ulysses by James Joyce, in the french translation by Tiphaine Samoyault (© Editions Gallimard)
- Performer: Viviane De Muynck
- Dramaturgy: Elke Janssens
- Costumes: Lot Lemm
- Lighting design: Ken Hioco and Jan Lauwers
- Production: Needcompany
- Coproduction: La Filature (Mulhouse)
- Copresentation: Temporada Alta, Festival de Otoño (Madrid), La Rose des Vents (Villeneuve d’Ascq), La Passerelle (Saint-Brieux) and Espaces Pluriels (Pau) with the support of the Flamish authorities.
From the same director
Isabella’s Room (TA18)