METAMORPHOSIS – INITIAL IDEAS

Creating a shadow puppet production based on Kafka’s novel Metamorphosis; the basic outline of the story begins with Gregor Samsa, a travelling salesman, waking up in his home, where he lives with his parents and sister, to discover he’s transformed into some kind of bug. When discussing this idea I thought about the physical references describing him to have a  deeper meaning, it never for definite confirms that he’s changed into a beetle and so it could be seen as a personification of some sort of disease or illness, I thought about how it could represent perhaps depression or Alzheimer’s stuck in a foreign body, losing the sense of who he once was. In regards to family and other characters in the story they all seem to find Gregors new state a very taboo subject which would be interesting to show their expressions and body language towards him through the silhouettes……………….1.jpg

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