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Episode 1

by Joseph Roth.
Dramatised by Gregory Evans

A dramatisation of Joseph Roth's most celebrated novel. The end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire as seen through the lives of three generations of the Trotta family. Part 1 of 2.

Piano and Trupet played by Peter Ringrose

Directed by Marc Beeby

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Literary critic Harold Blom described Joseph Roth's The Radetzky March as "One of the most readable, poignant and superb novels in twentieth century German".

This is the story of the Trottas, a family of Slovenian peasants ennobled when Lieutenant Joseph Trotta saves Emperor Franz Joseph's life at the Battle of Solferino in 1859. Most of the action, however, is set in the early years of the twentieth century and con-cerns the next two generations of Trottas, a bureaucrat and a soldier: the Baron - stiff, guarded, but secretly loving - and his son, the feckless, disaster-prone Carl Joseph.

The Radetzky March is a novel about the ending of things: love affairs, friendships, individual lives, dynasties, an empire, a world.

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 8 Jun 2013 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Joseph RothHenry Goodman
Carl JosephPaul Ready
Franz Von TrottaSam Dale
DemantScott Handy
BarensteinGunnar Cauthery
MoserChris Pavlo
EvaJoannah Tincey
JacquesJohn Rowe
Josef Von TrottaPaul Stonehouse
OnufrijBen Crowe
KovacsRobert Blythe
KindermannMatthew Watson
SternbergDavid Seddon
Frau SlamaHannah Wood
Aunt ResiJoanna Brookes
MusicianPeter Ringrose
DirectorMarc Beeby
AuthorJoseph Roth
AdaptorGregory Evans

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