Kafka’s Monkey is original, creative and one of the great theater experiences. It brings together a great author, a talented playwright, and a brilliant actor so, after the fact, one might say “how could it be otherwise.” Still it’s totally unexpected. After all, a play consisting of an invited speech delivered by an African chimpanzee to an august Academy is … well, unlooked for.
Tag: Theatre for a New Audience
Dostoyevsky’s short novel, Notes from Underground of 1864, is a gripping vision of the terrors of psychological isolation and the evils that can flow from it. Often called the first existentialist novel, it’s a remarkable early unrolling of ideas that will become key in modern thought. It’s a powerful and prescient book.