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Theatre Review: Olwen Fouéré Performing Book 4 of Finnegan’s Wake at Centre Culturel Irelandais, Paris

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Theatre Review: Olwen Fouéré, riverrun, (Book 4 of James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake), Centre Culturel Irelandais, Paris, February 8-9

Many's the more than million readers who bravely started on the journey “riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us…” and perhaps made it as far as the terrible, multilingual thunder bolt announcing the Fall of Man

(bababadalgharaghtakam

minarronkonnbtonntonnerronntuonnnthunntrovarrhounawnskawntohoohoordenenthurnuk!)

before folding their tents and heading home. More's the pity because Finnegan's Wake is first and foremost a tipsy, cock-eyed, hallucinatory, verbal performance, full of trap doors and staged scenes. (No chance, really, that such a text could be published in enlightened times.)

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