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How to Marry a Literary Genius

  • Buswell's Hotel 23 Molesworth Street Dublin, County Dublin Ireland (map)

A literary cabaret celebrating the impenetrable reputation of Ulysses, gods, goddesses and overt sexuality, inspired by a 1955 photograph of Marilyn Monroe reading the final pages of Ulysses. Joyce and Monroe brought art and infamy to their marriages. Nora Barnacle, a muse of the carnal and the feminine. Marilyn so joyously defiant of traditional inhibitions, a source of inspiration and jealousy for Arthur Miller. Joyce, the literary genius and Marilyn, the sex symbol: their dysfunctional childhoods, brushes with poverty and mental illness, their struggle with success. Their auto-destructive behaviour. With theatre scenes from Arthur Miller’s work, readings from Ulysses and musical numbers with a touch of Billy Wilder, we are popping the cork on two immortal sources of creative comic genius: James Joyce and  Marilyn Monroe. The show may challenge the censors. Costume welcome but not essential.

Price: €20 (Concession €18)

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