Kafka's Dick

Version: Abridged
Author: Alan Bennett
Narrator: A Full Cast
Genres: Comedy, Radio Theatre, Audio Theatre, Drama
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
Published In: May 2004
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes
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Overview

Richard Griffiths, Alison Steadman and Peter Woodthorpe star in this BBC Radio 4 version of Alan Bennett's acclaimed comedy drama stage play. Present-day Kafka aficionado Sydney, and his wife Linda, are visited by the long-dead Kafka and his friend Max Brod (with whom Kafka had left instructions for all his works to be burned - instructions which Brod chose to ignore).

As we spend time with the unusual party, it becomes clear that Kafka's wish was for anonymity - and also that he had serious issues with his father. When his parent turns up, he is in possession of a very personal secret relating to his son - one which Kafka is terrified he will disclose...

This is a brilliantly clever, fast-moving comedy drama from award-winning Alan Bennett, and the performances of the starry cast are riveting.

Author Details

Author Details

Bennett, Alan

Alan Bennett is the author of the number-one British bestseller Writing Home. He is a renowned playwright and essayist, whose screenplay for The Madness of King George was nominated for an Academy Award.