Samuel Beckett
Digital Manuscript Project
Krapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande

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Segment 1

[0016] Cracked voice.[0017] Distinctive intonation.

[0018] Laborious walk.

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Segment 2

[0019] On the table a tape-recorder with
microphone and a number of cardboard
boxes containing reels of recorded tapes.


[0020] Table and immediately adjacent area in
strong white light.
[0021] Rest of stage in
darkness.

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Segment 3

[0022] 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.

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Segment 4

[0023] He stoops, unlocks 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.

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Segment 5

[0024] He turns, advances to
edge of stage, halts, strokes banana, peels
it, drops skin at his feet, puts end of banana

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