As far as I know Kafka never dabbled in play-writing. He enjoyed the theatre and attended often, though he seemed to more enjoy the broad and more tradition-bound Yiddish theatre of the time. One would be hard-pressed to imagine what he might think of seeing his own work adapted to the stage.
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Stage set for literary classic
The Trial. Photo: Savannah Photographic.
BUXTON Opera House will be the setting for Steve Berkoff’s 20th century classic drama The Trial.
This stage adaptation of Franz Kafka’s literary masterpiece will be performed at the Water Street venue on Monday February 27, at 7.30pm.
It tells the story of Joseph K, an estranged and rootless citizen, who is the victim of anonymous governing forces beyond his control.
Deceived by authoritarian power, he is relentlessly hunted down for a crime that remains nameless.
Finding himself arrested and awaiting trial, K sinks deeper and deeper as he tries to escape through twists and turns that are at once shocking, thrilling and funny.
(Buxton Opera House)