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Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
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Read on September 11, 2010

** spoiler alert ** James Baldwin's classic novel in its world premiere radio production, set in Paris, 1954. When handsome blond American David meets the stunning Giovanni in a "bohemian" Parisian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But David's fiancé, Hella, returns to Paris and, unable to admit the truth, David pretends the liaison never happened, with calamitous results for all three, especially for Giovanni, whose life descends into murderous tragedy.
Dramatised for radio and directed by leading theatre director Neil Bartlett.
David ..... Damian Lewis
Father ..... John Lithgow
Hella ..... Greta Scacchi
Guillaume ..... Derek Jacobi
Jacques ..... Michael Feast
Giovanni ..... Antonio Magro
Directed by Neil Bartlett
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