“I Don’t understand. I fail to see, I Dearsee you too” was first given in 1992 as part of a Symposium in Dublin’s Irish Jewish Museum , that veritable “wallworth of a skyerscape”. Now slightly revised, Lentin, a casual paddler in the Joycean stream, presents a personal and hopefully not too incommodious vicus into the heart of this once paralytic Hibernian Metropolis , interweaving a number of strands that entwine Joyce’s great creation Leopold Bloom the Yiddishe Goy whose fateful fabled perambulation through Dublin on the 16th. June 1904 we now celebrate annually; poor Ahasuerus, the wandering Jew, forever and ever and ever on the move. Amen
Louis Lentin until his recent retirement was one of Ireland’s foremost theatre and television producers-directors. A former Head of Television Drama for RTE, he has also directed in the United States, Israel, Great Britain and France. Joyce productions include The Voice of Shem adapted by Mary Manning from Finnegans Wake. First presented in 1961 for the Dublin theatre Festival, and also in Paris and London, it was the first production in Ireland to stage either of Joyce’s “Day” or “Night” books . For television his own adaptions of sections from Ulysses and the Wake. For his own television production company Crescendo Concepts, documentaries have included the ground breaking “Dear Daughter”, “No More Blooms” ( nothing to do with Leopold ) and “Grandpa speak to me in Russian.”
Thursday 12th June 2014 7.00 p.m.
Irish Jewish Museum
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