Tuesday, June 16, 2020
And finally, Caraid O'Brien performs the last two pages of Molly Bloom's Penelope episode to end the book. It is after midnight. Bloom is drunkenly snoring beside her. Molly remembers the moment her estranged husband proposed to her. She was a young singer at the beginning of her career and he was man full of ideas on how to make her star. After the death of their infant son Rudy, 11 years previous, their marriage has yet to recover. This scene was filmed in Caraid's Hell's Kitchen bedroom during the 2020 pandemic. You can listen to her full recording of Molly Bloom's monologue at complete.ulysses.com
Caraid also wrote a contemporary retelling of the end of Ulysses, set in modern day New York which you can also listen to below.
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We have long wanted to do more Yiddish translations of Ulysses, ever since our popular scene in Yiddish between Mrs. Breen and Mr. Bloom debuted 16 years ago. Sixteen years, my God, as Molly would say. This year we have two excellent new translations from Shane Baker and Zackary Sholem Berger. Shane translates and performs Bloom's lunch from Lestrygonians and Zackary translates the last two pages of the novel, Molly Bloom's monologue, performed by Caraid O'Brien. Watch below! More videos will be posted here this evening.
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Monday, June 15, 2020
Happy Bloomsday Old Friends. For 2020, we are collaborating with The Mechanic Institute Library in San Francisco. Join us online at 12 PST for their hour long video broadcast. We are also collaborating with the Congress for Jewish Culture for a mini Bloomstog in Yiddish. We will be releasing new videos throughout the day, right here and on twitter @mollyinbed. There is no radio show this year. In our of this most challenging year, please enjoy our video Gertie and Bloom on the Hudson During a Pandemic, a true story. Send us your love to email@example.com
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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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Sunday, June 10, 2018
Janet Coleman and Caraid O'Brien host Radio Bloomsday: Greatest Hits this father's day, Saturday, June 16th, 2018 from 7pm to midnight on wbai.org and 99.5 FM in New York City. This broadcast includes some of the best moments from Bloomsdays past including performances by Wallace Shawn, Alec Baldwin, Anne Enright, Jerry Stiller, Paul Dooley, Bob Odenkirk, Marc Maron, Johnny O'Callaghan, Aaron Beall and so many more. The program ends with the one and only Molly Bloom duologue, Molly in conversation with herself performed by Bernadette Quigley and Caraid O'Brien.
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