The Trial: Metamorphosis: In the Penal Colony: Playscript

The Trial: Metamorphosis: In the Penal Colony: Playscript : Three Theatre Adaptations from Franz Kafka

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These are three dramatic adaptations from Franz Kafka that have been performed all over the world and never fail to move audiences wherever they are played. ‘In the Penal Colony’ was Berkoff's first professional production, performed at London's experimental theatre, the Arts Lab, Drury Lane, in 1968. It is a strange tale of torture and suffering featuring a macabre machine so fiendish and diabolical that it could have been designed in hell (Cast 4m). ‘The Trial’ was first presented at the Oval House in 1970. It’s the story of Joseph K. struggling in the abyss of self-doubt. A ludicrous parable investigating every contingency and nuance of the law (Cast 8+m, 2+f). His adaptation of ‘Metamorphosis’, in which he originally played the part of Gregor, was first produced at the Round House in 1969. Gregor, the Untermensch, is gradually transformed into an insect which his family reject, then tolerate, then loathe, and finally destroy by neglect. (Cast 3+m, 2+f)
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 121 x 180 x 19mm | 138g
  • Oxon, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3ill.
  • 090639984X
  • 9780906399842
  • 121,667

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