Adapted from Ulysses
By James Joyce.
Molly Bloom is a one woman theatrical dramatisation of the second half of
the Soliloquy which closes out James Joyce's Ulysses.
The famous soliloquy that brings Joyce's most famous work to its fragmented,
audacious finish contains just eight sentences. Dense with intimate
memories, half-formed thoughts and erotic fantasies, they run, babble,
surge, digress and double-back for more than 60 pages, encountering just two
punctuation marks on that wilful journey.
In rendering the "Penelope episode" as a solo performance piece, Eilín O'Dea
has tamed that text into speech; finding the breaks and breaths between
thoughts; hacking a trail of lucid sentences through Joyce's overgrown
jungle; doing the hard work so you don't have to. O'Dea's conversational
delivery certainly makes Joyce's words accessible, even though scholars of
modernism may look at Molly's stream of consciousness and suggest that its
difficulty is largely the point.
3rd June @ 8.30pm
4th June @ 7.20pm
Tickets: £14 but only £10 to Kennington Association Members
The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness
A talk by Dean Whittington
"Who made the Nazis?"
In this talk Dr Dean Whittington will draw on Erich Fromm's ideas posited as
a polarity, ranging from a love of life (which Fromm called biophilia) to
the deep attraction to death (which Fromm referred to as necrophilia). This
talk will explore how the Fascist/National Socialist ideologies were more
than a product of the Versailles Treaty, as the economic history books
relate. These ideologies emerged in response to certain psychological
effects buried within an individual's character structure.
These insights resonate with Fromm's ideas, explored within the "Anatomy of
Human Destructiveness" of eradicating any love of life and instead enacting
death. Adult political violence can be viewed as a revenge for a personal
childhood trauma, the severance of empathy resonating with Alfred Adler's
inferiority/superiority complexes. The initial sublimation of childhood and
later re-enactment of adult violence emerges from having the secure
childhood base shattered; creating the need to both self medicate and enact
revenge. Mass political parties offer one solution to a personal crisis,
through channelling this desire into an eventual discharge; energy
previously held as internal racket feelings, rains onto an outsider group.
"In order to understand the desire for fascism it is necessary to understand
the self, and not to seek its meaning in the 'necrophiliac' exchange encoded
within a Pound note, Dollar, Deutschmark or Euro."
Monday 11th June, 2012
Box Office: 020 7793 9193
Online Booking: www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk
White Bear Theatre
138 Kennington Park Road
2 minutes walk from Kennington Tube (Northern Line)
Buses: 133, 155, 196, 333, 415
The White Bear Theatre Club is offering concession rate to all Kennington
To book call 020 7793 9193 and quote 'Kennington Association Offer'.
The White Bear now has it's own Exclusive Lounge Area where patrons can sit
and enjoy a drink and a chat before the show. The theatre itself is fully
air conditioned and is now thoroughly soundproofed from the pub.