RTÉ Radio 1 will air the world premiere of The United States versus Ulysses starring Killian Scott on Sunday 13 June at 8:00pm as part of this year's Bloomsday celebrations.
The drama by Colin Murphy depicts the 1933 court case that resulted in the "un-banning" of Ulysses in the US. The premiere is presented in partnership with the James Joyce Centre.
Bloomsday takes place on Wednesday 16 June.
Also coming up as part of the Bloomsday on RTÉ celebrations, www.rte.ie/ulysses will feature a range of additional content, including the complete RTÉ production – all 15 stories - of Dubliners, along with Joyce's only play, Exiles.
The website features 20 'explainer’ programmes, Reading Ulysses, hosted by Gerry?O'?Flaherty and Fritz Senn, as well as the Joyce songs?series (music from the book performed by the?RTÉ?Concert Orchestra), and other audio and visual archive material.
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RTÉ will also re-air the almost 30-hour production of James Joyce's?Ulysses worldwide on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra.
The full dramatised production – originally broadcast in 1982 to celebrate the centenary of Joyce, and totalling 29 hours and 45 minutes in duration – will begin at the same time as?both Stephen Dedalus’?and Leopold Bloom’s journey through Dublin begins in the book: 8am on 16 June.
Audiences can listen live on RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, or via podcast at?www.rte.ie/ulysses.