Digital Manuscript ProjectKrapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande
Transcribed by: Dirk Van Hulle
Holding Library: Harry Ransom Center (MS SB/4/2/4)
Abbreviated in the Manuscript Chronology as ET4
'Krapp's Late Tape (Reel)'. Typed manuscript, signed, 9 pp., 4to. This fourth typescript shows a moderate number of corrections and additions in Beckett's hand. The verso of page 5 has an arithmetical computation, not incorporated into the text. Beckett has slightly modified the title, adding 'Reel', within parentheses, as a possible alternative for 'Tape'. Except for a few minor variants, the manuscript is close to the published text. An autograph note on the final page reads: 'Note on technique of tape-recorder'. Inscribed: '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 module © 2015 Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project.
Editors: Dirk Van Hulle and Vincent Neyt