Kafka's Dick

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DOI: 10.5040/9780571291045.00000005
Acts: 2. Scenes: 2. Roles: Male (5) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

Sydney and Linda are living perfectly normal lives in 1980s suburban Yorkshire, when they are visited by the esteemed (and long-dead) author Franz Kafka, as well as his (also long-dead) friend and work-guardian, Max Brod. Things get even stranger when Kafka’s father, Hermann, turns up – and threatens to reveal a big secret about his son.

Bennett’s play explores he nature of reputation and fame, and the fate of an artist’s work after their death.

Kafka’s Dick premiered in the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 1986.

From Alan Bennett Plays 2

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Faber and Faber

Alan Bennett

ISBN: 9780571194421

Series: Faber Drama

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