Digital Manuscript ProjectKrapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande
Transcribed by: Dirk Van Hulle
Holding Library: Harry Ransom Center (MS SB/4/2/1)
Abbreviated in the Manuscript Chronology as ET1
Untitled ['Krapp's Last Tape']. Typed manuscript, signed, March 1958, 4 pp., 4to. Typescript I. With numerous autograph revisions and additions in black ink. There are a few doodles. The text varies considerably from the published version and lacks, in particular, the introductory stage directions and description of the setting. The protagonist appears as 'A'. At the top of page 1 Beckett has written: 'Typescript I of Krapp's Last Tape 3.58.' Inscribed, in blue ink, at the bottom of page 4: 'for / Jake Schwartz / Sam. Beckett / March 1958'.
Lake, Carlton, ed. (1984), No Symbols Where None Intended: A Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts and Other Material Relating to Samuel Beckett in the Collections of the Humanities Research Center (Austin: Humanities Research Center), p. 105
Krapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande © 2015 Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project.
Editors: Dirk Van Hulle and Vincent Neyt