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dale-estey's picture
Feb.04.2014
As far as I know, Kafka never wrote about Canada. Whether he had knowledge about, or interest in, the country will remain as speculation. And this will probably be my last shout-out for this adaptation of The Metamorphosis which is playing in Toronto. But you never know. [DE...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.03.2014
It is true that Kafka did not designate his morphed protagonist as a cockroach. He was more evasive than that, describing Gregor Samsa as a vermin. But then, though he loved the theatre, I doubt he ever envisioned The Metamorphosis as being adapted to the stage. But he would have greatly...
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Jan.31.2014
As I perused emails on one of my email accounts, an ad popped up (hmm - I wonder why they don't call them pop ups) informing me of this Toronto Kafka performance. Kindly offering to let me purchase tickets. Sigh - if it wasn't so far. However, I will take the hint (maybe the hint is that the...
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Jan.30.2014
Move over Mayor Ford - please! Just because, when you wake up in the morning, the rest of us see "... a monstrous vermin", doesn't mean the city isn't big enough for two.  [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  Mirvish’s ‘Metamorphosis’ debuts in Toronto by Eva Fragiskatos "...
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Jan.16.2014
If you think Kafka causes trouble in German, try to do him justice in English. This is an exquisite commentary by Susan Bernofsky, who has just translated one of Kafka's most famous works, "The Metamorphosis".  Although Kafka and his friends were happy enough to refer to the  "bug" in the...
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Nov.12.2013
Kafka now comes to India and Pakistan. There might be some places in the world where Kafka and "The Metamorphosis" have not left their mark - but where? [DE] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   Metamorphosing Kakfa into Urdu By Shaik Zakeer Hussain, TwoCircles.net, Banglore: In Franz Kafka's...
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Sep.20.2013
Kafka's works have been adapted in many different ways. There are film and stage  versions, plus graphic books and children's books. There is even a video game. There are vocal, instrumental, and operatic renditions. Which I doubt Kafka would appreciate, as he was tone deaf. But I do wonder...
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Aug.05.2013
Kafka more and more becomes an Everyman - or Everybug - on the stages of the world. [DE]   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Taiwan Contemporary Legend Theatre stage Metamorphosis at 2013 Edinburgh International Festival Actor Wu Hsing-kuo tackles Kafka's text in technology-heavy production...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.16.2012
And a nifty-sounding adaptation it is. It is a movie consisting of live-action pantomime, puppets and stop-motion animation.  Actually it sounds just right for The Metamorphosis, where the human protagonist awakes one morning as a giant vermin.  That demands puppets to me. And there will...
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Sep.22.2012
This article is a bit of heavy-going (though I realize many would say the same about Kafka himself). I, personally, think  that Kafka's Jewishness and his religion did not influence his writing to any great degree. Quite frankly, Kafka was beyond all that stuff. Still, in my novel about Kafka...