The Trial

by  Andrew Gide, Jean-Louis Barrault

Full Length Play, Drama  /  21m, 3f

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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    Andre Gide was a winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

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The story of Joseph K begins when he is arrested without specification of charges. He never finds out what he is accused of. The worlds of day and night, of reality and nightmare begin to elide. First his landlady is sniffing suspicions; then his uncle is disgruntled; then a painter offers to get him off lightly; since he is already guilty without a trial, why not try for a provisional acquittal, which will free him until the next time someone wants to arrest him? Joseph K, guilty without cause, without any knowledge of guilt, is driven through torture to death, his only freedom.
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Andrew Gide

Andrew Gide

Jean-Louis Barrault

Jean-Louis Barrault was born in Le Vésinet, France, on September 8, 1910, and studied acting and mime, turning his studies into a career in film. The son of a pharmacist, Barrault decided early on to pursue a career in the arts and studied acting under Charles Dullin at the Theatre de l'Atelier. In 193 ...

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