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Sunday Play: The Magic Mountain


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By Thomas Mann , dramatised by Olwen Wymark. In 1907, Hans Castorp , a young engineer, travels to a sanatorium in the Alps to visit his tubercular cousin Joachim. Before Hans can leave he is himself diagnosed with TB and ends up staying for seven years. He loses all sense of time and gives himself up to a community with its own rules and morality. During his stay
Hans falls in love with a beautiful Russian patient, Clavdia, who does not return his love. She leaves the sanatorium and Hans clings to his illness in orderto wait for her return. It is only the imminent threat of the First World War that at last provokes him to return to the life he left so long ago.
Music composed by Colin Sell. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Thomas Mann
Dramatised By: Olwen Wymark.
Unknown: Hans Castorp
Composed By: Colin Sell.
Director: Alison Hindell
Voice of Thomas Mann: Paul Scofield
Hans Castorp: Robert Whitelock
Settembrini: Clive Merrison
Clavdia: Sian Thomas
Joachim: Simon Ludders
Dr Behrens: John Hartley
Peeperkorn: Norman Rodway
Naphta: Rhodrl Hugh
Dr Krokowski: Richard Elfyn
Frau Stohr: Christine Pritchard
Fraulein Englhardt: Manon Edwards
Wehsal: Tim Klrkus
Hermine: Jennifer Vaughan
Veronique: Claire Cage

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Sunday Play: The Magic Mountain

BBC Radio 3, 1 April 2001 19.30

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