Samuel Beckett
Digital Manuscript Project


The Beckett Digital Manuscript Project is a collaboration between the Centre for Manuscript Genetics (University of Antwerp), the Beckett International Foundation (University of Reading) and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (University of Texas at Austin), with the kind permission of the Estate of Samuel Beckett.

The purpose of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project is to reunite the manuscripts of Samuel Beckett's works in a digital way, and to facilitate genetic research: the project brings together digital facsimiles of documents that are now preserved in different holding libraries, and adds transcriptions of Beckett's manuscripts, tools for bilingual and genetic version comparison, a search engine, and an analysis of the textual genesis of his works.

Krapp's Last Tape module added

We are delighted to announce the publication of our third genetic edition: Krapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande. The accompanying monograph on its genesis is available in Belgium through University Press Antwerp, and internationally through Bloomsbury Academic.