Dermot Bolger: Wrestling with Ulysses

Dermot Bolger: Wrestling with Ulysses

Dermot Bolger, the creator of a new adaptation of Joyce's masterpiece at the Abbey, on a colourful journey from page to stage

Because I live in Dublin, foreign journalists interviewing me at my Drumcondra home used to ask if I lived in James Joyce’s shadow. I’d always reply that I had no option, pointing towards the old house which backed onto my garden: one of Joyce’s many childhood homes. This dwelling was eventually demolished by a developer, but such was the chaos of Joyce’s childhood that numerous Dubliners can still point out their windows at houses he...

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