Kafka v Kafka archiveAt the age of 36, Franz Kafka was driven to write a letter to the father that he feared, addressing his harsh and authoritarian treatment of his son and the humiliations he inflicted on him. The resulting letter, over 100 pages long, was read by his sister and his mother, but not one word was read by his father. "Dearest Father, recently you asked me why I maintain that I'm afraid of you. And, as usual, I didn't know how to answer. It was due to my fear of you. And because my fear rests on so many details that I couldn't even have discussed half of it." Based on playwright Howard Coyler's own critically acclaimed translation of the letter, Letter to My Father, published in 2008, Kafka v Kafka is a moving work about the struggle to communicate.


Adapted by: Howard Colyer (from Franz Kafka's Letter to my Father)
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Archive listings for Kafka v Kafka

Work type: Play.


Company Intake Group. Company Glimpse Theatre Company. Director Jim O'Donnell. Performer Adam Henderson-Scott (Franz Kafka).
4 Nov 14 to 16 Nov 14Etcetera Theatre, Inner London :: V198
listing details L01465815974


Directed by Leigh Tredger and set in the imagination of Franz Kafka, the play is a retelling of his childhood trials and traumas; as much a self-accusation as an accusation against his father, as much self-examination as cross-examination.Company Nameless Theatre Company. Translation Howard Colyer. Director Leigh Tredger. Director Max Pappenheim (associate director). Design Moi Tran. Lighting Anna Sbokou. Performer Jack Wilkie (Franz). Performer Gareth Pilkington (Hermann). Performer Jean Apps (Julie). Performer Ivy Corbin (Ottla).
17 Jan 12 to 4 Feb 12Jack Studio Theatre (previously Brockley Studio Theatre), Outer London :: V299
listing details L02132689902

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