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How to Marry a Literary Genius

  • Buswell's Hotel 23 Molesworth Street Dublin, County Dublin Ireland (map)
 
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A Literary Cabaret celebrating the impenetrable reputation of Ulysses, gods and goddesses and overt sexuality, inspired by a 1955 photograph by Eve Arnold of Marilyn Monroe reading the final pages of Ulysses. Joyce & Monroe married beneath and above their intellectual stations. 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, and 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 & Marilyn Monroe. The show may challenge the censors. Costume welcome but not essential.

Price: €20 (Concession €18)