"On the 3rd November the Austro-Hungarian Emprie is dissolved. The next day Austria signs the armistice with the Allies. Elisabeth goes to the Burgtheater and sees 'Antigone' with cousin Fritz von Lieben. On the 9th November Kaiser Wilhelm abdicates. On 12th November Emperor Karl flees to Switzerland, and Austria becomes a republic. There are crowds surging past the Palais all day, many with red flags and banners, converging on the Parliament." - towards the end of chapter 20.
'The Hare with the Amber Eyes' by Edmund de Waal (Chatto & Windus)
Associated ancient plays: