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Joseph Conrad - Heart of darkness - radio drama - BBC 2003.mp3
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Joseph Conrad - Heart of Darkness
BBC Radio Drama (13 July 2003) [UN (mp3)]
by Joseph Conrad
Adapted for radio by Jeremy Howe
With David Calder as Marlow
Marlow, a sea captain, is ordered to sail up the Congo River to find out what has happened to Mr Kurtz, an ivory trader. The journey takes him into the heart of an unknowable darkness. A new version for radio of one of the 20th Century's greatest novels.
"Try to listen closely and undisturbed" Gillian Reynolds
Mr Kurtz....Bill Wallis
The Disciple....Kris Marshall
The Company Doctor....John Webb
The Manager....John MacKay
The Uncle....Jon Morrison
Man with a Moustache....Jeremy Swift
The Helmsman....Yemi Goodman Ajibade
The Stoker....Willie Jonah
Steamboat Captain....John Telfer
The Accountant....Mark Buffery
The Intended....Kate Byers
The Solicitor....Stephen Perring
Music composed by David Lord
Produced in Bristol by Jeremy Howe and Iain Hunter
A masterpiece of twentieth-century writing, Heart of Darkness (1902) exposes the tenuous fabric that holds "civilization" together and the brutal horror at the center of European colonialism. Conrad's crowning achievement recounts Marlow's physical and psychological journey deep into the heart of the Belgian Congo in search of the mysterious trader Kurtz.
I've read this novel twice - once a long time ago when I was a mere lad, and again a few years ago when I was in Ethiopia - the second time it had somewhat more significance.
I don't often listen to radio-dramatisations, but this one successfully conjures up the atmosphere of the book - well worth a listen.
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