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Meditations on Metamorphosis

Steven Berkoff

Meditations on Metamorphosis by Steven Berkoff dissects and illuminates Kafka’s story and Berkoff’s own stage adaptation, contrasting rehearsal techniques and performance styles between different cultures and sexes.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571176298
Date Published
21.08.1995
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Summary

‘Franz Kafka has found his perfect modern interpreter in Steven Berkoff.’ Financial Times

Focusing on rehearsals for the 1992 Mitsubishi Theater, Tokyo, production of his adaptation of Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Steven Berkoff muses on the nine previous productions of the play over a twenty-three-year-span, starting with his own performance as Gregor Samsa in 1969 at the Round House, London, and taking in the productions in Los Angeles in 1982 with Brad Davis, 1986 at the Mermaid in London with Tim Roth, 1988 in Paris with Roman Polanski and 1989 in New York with Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Meditations on ‘Metamorphosis’ dissects and illuminates Kafka’s story and Berkoff’s own stage adaptation, contrasting rehearsal techniques and performance styles between different cultures and sexes.

A valuable document for anyone interested in Metamorphosis and all who relish the explosive dynamism of Steven Berkoff’s work.

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Steven Berkoff was born in Stepney, East London and first studied acting at the City Literary Institute in Holborn when he was nineteen. Following full-time training at the Webber Douglas School of Drama, he worked extensively in repertory theatre in England and Scotland, doing every job from understudy to stage management. In 1968 he formed his own company, the London…

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