Der Prozess

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Der Prozess ("The Trial") is a novel written by German-language writer Franz Kafka (1883-1924) [1]. Kafka wrote the novel from 1914 to 1915 and it was first published in 1925.

Subject

One of Kafka's best-known works, The Trial tells the story of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime revealed neither to him nor to the reader. (Wikipedia [2])

Translations and adaptations

The novel has been translated into many languages and has been adapted for the radio, stage and film many times.

Performance history in South Africa

1960: The Trial, an adaptation in English, was staged at the Little Theatre in Cape Town, directed by Fred Engelen.

19**: Kafka: The Trial, an adaptation by Ken Leach from the original Kafka novel and the 1947 French play by Jean-Louis Barrault [3] and Andre Gide [4] translated by Joseph and Leon Katz [5] was staged by the Arena Theatre Company, directed by Leach, with Norman Coombes as Joseph K. The rest of the cast: Denis Bettesworth, Jud Cornell, Frantz Dobrowsky, David Eppel, Janice Honeyman, Michael Irwin, Danny Keogh, Sue Kiel, Lynette Marais and Lindsay Reardon.

Sources

Wikipedia [6]

Arena Theatre Company programme (undated).

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

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