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Passages from Finnegans Wake

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An adaption for theater of passages from James Joyce's most experimental novel Finnegans Wake.

From the Production Note by the playwright, Mary Manning:

"It is important that any director of Finnegan should avoid phoney brogues. Joyce has given the actor everything he needs; by clever phonetical spelling and rhythmical arrangements of sentences he has produced the lilting
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Hardcover, 75 pages
Published 1957 by Harvard University Press
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I directed this in college. The cast loved it but the audience just scratched their heads. It was brilliant.
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - March 15, 2012

I finished reading James Joyce's Finnegans Wake in february of 1976 when I was 22. Even tho I'd read Lautremont, Jarry, Breton, Genet, Burroughs, & other experimental writers by then, this was the most experimental work I'd read yet & it comes close to remaining so! I remember reading Burroughs say in The Job something to the effect that Finnegan
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