Digital Manuscript ProjectKrapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande
Transcribed by: Dirk Van Hulle
Holding Library: Harry Ransom Center (MS SB/4/2/3)
Abbreviated in the Manuscript Chronology as ET3
'Krapp's Last Tape'. Typed manuscript, signed, March 1958, 9 pp., 4to. 'Typescript III', so described in Beckett's hand at the top of the first page. With many autograph emendations and additions, a few doodles, and one mathematical calculation on the verso of the last page. The title now takes its published form and has been typed in (apparently later) at the beginning of the text. Beckett has added a few more details concerning the setting: e;g., 'April 1986' has been changed to 'a late evening in the nineteen eighties'. Inscribed, in blue ink, on the last page: '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. 106
Krapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande © 2015 Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project.
Editors: Dirk Van Hulle and Vincent Neyt