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Teach Metamorphosis

You and your students can access a range of resources on Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis.

  • Bring the text to life with Steven Berkoff’s iconic adaptation.
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Mirai Moriyama (Gregor Samsa) in Metamorphosis © East Productions

Metamorphosis  |   Production   |  Steven Berkoff

Mirai Moriyama (Gregor Samsa) in Metamorphosis © East Productions

About this production

Adapted by Steven Berkoff from Franz Kafka’s novella, Metamorphosis was captured live at the Parco Theater in Tokyo. Considered one of Berkoff’s masterpieces, Metamorphosis combines elements of sound, physicality and minimalist design to recreate Kafka’s absurdist world on stage.

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Discover video and written resources to support your teaching of Metamorphosis, including detailed essays, director notebooks and insights from practitioners.

Top resource picks

Director’s Notebook: Metamorphosis

This Director’s Notebook provides an invaluable insight into director Steven Berkoff’s personal process for directing his version of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis.

The Turbulent Steven Berkoff

In this insightful essay, critic Lyn Gardner considers the work of actor, director and playwright Steven Berkoff, highlighting how he paved the way for many contemporary physical and visual theatre-makers. 

An Interview with George Dillon

Performer George Dillon discusses the work of Steven Berkoff and his take on Kafka’s 1915 novella The Metamorphosis. 

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