Digital Manuscript ProjectKrapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande
 Rusty black narrow trousers too short for him. Rusty black sleeve-
less waistcoat, four capacious pockets. Heavy silver watch and chain.
 Grimy white shirt open at neck, no collar. Surprising pair of dirty
white boots, size ten at least, very narrow and pointed.
 White face. Purple nose. Disordered grey hair. Unshaven.
 Very near-sighted (but unspectacled). Hard of hearing.
 Cracked voice. Distinctive intonation.
 Laborious walk.
 KRAPP remains a moment motionless, heaves a great sigh, looks at
his watch, fumbles in his pockets, takes out an envelope, puts it back,
fumbles, takes out a small bunch of keys, raises it to his eyes,
chooses a key, gets up and moves to front of table.
 He stoops, un-
locks first drawer, peers into it, feels about inside it, takes out a reel
of tape, peers at it, puts it back, locks drawer, unlocks second drawer,
peers into it, feels about inside it, takes out a large banana, peers at
it, locks drawer, puts keys back in his pocket, He turns, advances to
edge of stage, halts, strokes banana, peels it, drops skin at his feet,
puts end of banana in his mouth and remains motionless, staring
vacuously before him. Finally he bites off the end, turns aside and
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Editors: Dirk Van Hulle and Vincent Neyt