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J'accuse: Zola and the Dreyfus Affair by Hattie Naylor

bookshelves: radio-4x, autumn-2015, play-dramatisation, published-2010, arch, hammy, historical-fiction
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from October 15 to 20, 2015



Description: By Hattie Naylor. Dramatisation inspired by a newspaper article written by Emile Zola in response to the Dreyfus Affair of the 1890s, when a Jewish army officer was persecuted and wrongly imprisoned by the French military and judicial establishment. Louis Gregori gives a right-wing and nationalistic perspective on the events that led him to believe that the murder of the guiltless Dreyfus was the correct and only action.

Louis ...... Mark Heap
Dominique ...... Kathryn Hunt
Arnaud ...... Graeme Hawley
Zola ...... Conrad Nelson
Eugene/Dreyfus ...... Paul Mundell
Gustav ...... Jonathan Keeble

Directed by Pauline Harris.