Subseries Subseries 7 - 'The trial' [screenplay] (1985) (unpublished)

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UQFL164-Series C-Subseries 7


'The trial' [screenplay] (1985) (unpublished)


  • 1984-1985. (Creation)

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4 folders

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From the story outline, 'The Trial : A new comedy by Franz Kafka' written by Peter Carey, was to "concentrate on the hitherto undiscovered comic nature" of this work by KafKa. Consists of story outlines and typescript drafts with emendations.

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Box 25
Folder 1: Original folder has title 'The trial - a new comedy'. Contains: 1 typescript draft of the story outline of “The Trial: A New Comedy by Franz Kafka”, 10th Jul 1984, 7 leaves; and 1 photocopy of story outline draft with 9 leaves of photocopies of Franz Kafka's novel.
Folder 2: Two incomplete typescript drafts on yellow papers with emendations, 38 leaves and 85 leaves. Inserted in cardboard holder with a note from Carey to 'Jo', 4 Dec 1984.
Folder 3: 1st typescript draft, 85 leaves, with emendations, with some notes for a first draft of 'The trial', 14 Feb 1985.
Folder 4: “The Trial”: lst draft, c1985, 112 leaves.

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Box 25 Folders 1-4

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Created, Linda Justo,16-Jun-2020




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  • Box: UQFL164 Box 25