The Trial

Stage adaptations

  • The writer and director Steven Berkoff adapted several of Kafka's novels into plays and directed them for stage. His version of The Trial was first performed in 1970 in London and published in 1981.[9]
  • Chicago based writer, Greg Allen, wrote and directed K., based on The Trial. It was produced by The Hypocrites and ran for several months in 2010 at The Chopin Theater in Chicago.[10]
  • Joseph K, written by Tom Basden and based on The Trial, takes place in modern-day London, with the protagonist cast as a City banker. It ran at the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, London, in late 2010.[11]
  • Gottfried von Einem wrote an opera, Der Prozeß, based on the novel. Its American debut was directed by Otto Preminger.
  • The writer Serge Lamothe adapted The Trial for the stage. Directed by François Girard, his version of The Trial was first performed in 2004 in Montreal and Ottawa, Canada, and published in 2005.
  • The Polish musical Proces directed by Jakub Szydłowski, with music composed by Jakub Lubowicz had its premiere on the 15th of November 2013 in Warsaw.
  • In June 2015 The Young Vic theatre in London are staging a new version of The Trial adapted by Nick Gill and starring Rory Kinnear as K.

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