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Marina Carr
Penelope

  • 5.30pm
  • Admission free

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As a highlight event of the two-day Global Ulysses Paris conference taking place at the CCI (all welcome), award-winning Irish playwright Marina Carr delivers two monologues this evening on the "Penelope "episode. This episode is the final one in both Homer’s Odyssey and James Joyce’s Ulysses where the wandering hero returns home to his wife. Marina Carr describes these monologues as "a riff between Homer and Joyce on the nature of Penelope. Homer depicts her as a fainting catatonic nun and Joyce has her as a raving neurotic erotic. Somewhere beyond their fantasies, the mythology of Penelope and Molly Bloom maybe resides."