Last Days Of Mankind

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Karl Kraus's masterwork translated by Robert David MacDonald and adapted by Giles Havergal.

The conclusion can be heard in tomorrow evening's Sunday Play on Radio 3 at 10.00pm.

The play deals with man's inhumanity to man in the First World War and the decline of a corrupt civilisation into the brutality of the war to end all wars.

The one voice of sanity, Kraus the Grouse, is drowned first by patriotic madness, then by the unreality of war.

With music from the first and second Viennese schools in which the disintegration of musical tonality echoes the collapse of civilisation.

Director: Giles Havergal.

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Part 1 of Karl Kraus's masterwork translated by Robert David MacDonald and adapted by Giles Havergal.

The play deals with man's inhumanity to man in the First World War and the decline of a corrupt civilisation into the brutality of war.

Cast includes John Bett, Chris Delaney, Anna Ford, Patrick Hannaway, Giles Havergal, Crawford Logan, Robert David MacDonald, Stephen MacDonald, Sandy Neilson, Alison Peebles, Laurance Rudic, Paul Scofield, Gerda Stevenson, Finlay Welsh, Sandy Welsh and Matthew Whittle.

Director: Giles Havergal.

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Part 2 of Karl Kraus's masterwork translated by Robert David MacDonald and adapted by Giles Havergal.

The First World War continues to wreak destruction on the subjects of the Habsburg Empire both physically and mentally.

Their reaction to living in an increasingly surreal world is a retreat into unreality.

Cast includes John Bett, Chris Delaney, Anna Ford, Patrick Hannaway, Giles Havergal, Crawford Logan, Robert David MacDonald, Stephen MacDonald, Sandy Neilson, Alison Peebles, Laurance Rudic, Paul Scofield, Gerda Stevenson, Finlay Walsh, Sandy Welsh and Matthew Whittle.

/ The conclusion of Karl Kraus's masterwork translated by Robert David MacDonald and adapted by Giles Havergal.

The play tells the story of man's inhumanity during the First World War.

Destruction rains down on the subjects of the Habsburg Empire, who find themselves inhabiting an increasingly surreal world.

Cast includes John Bett, Chris Delaney, Anna Ford, Patrick Hannaway, Giles Havergal, Crawford Logan, Robert David MacDonald, Stephen MacDonald, Sandy Neilson, Alison Peebles, Laurance Rudic, Paul Scofield, Gerda Stevenson, Finlay Welsh, Sandy Welsh and Matthew Whittle.

Director: Giles Havergal.