John Catron as the lead in Frank Theatre's "Metamorphosis." Photo by Tony Nelson.
By Rohan Preston
As Frank Theatre gets ready to open its version of "Metamorphosis," other takes and interpretations of Kafka's classic man-turning-into-bug story proliferate. Here are a couple of interesting looks at the story.
In 1993, filmmaker Carlos Atanes did a version that's excerpted on Youtube.
The great writer Vladimir Nabokov lectured on the story, comparing "The Metamorphosis" to both "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and Gogol's "The Greatcoat."
And, for those who are interested, Google books has made the text available.