Samuel Beckett
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Krapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande

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Segment 1

[0024] in his mouth and remains motionless,
staring vacuously before him.
[0025] Finally he
bites off the end, turns aside and begins
pacing to and fro at edge of stage, in the
light, i.e. not more than four or five paces
either way, meditatively eating banana.

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Segment 2

[0026] He treads on skin, slips, nearly falls,
recovers himself, stoops and peers at skin
and finally pushes it, still stooping, with his
foot over the edge of stage into pit.

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Segment 3

[0027] He
resumes his pacing, finishes banana,
returns to table, sits down, remains a
moment motionless, heaves a great sigh,
takes keys from his pockets, raises them to
his eyes, chooses key, gets up and moves
to front of table, unlocks second drawer,

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Segment 4

[0027] takes out a second large banana, peers at
it, locks drawer, puts back keys in his
pocket, turns, advances to edge of stage,
halts, strokes banana, peels it, tosses skin
into pit, puts end of banana in his mouth
and remains motionless, staring vacuously
before him.

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Segment 5

[0028] Finally he has an idea, puts
banana in his waistcoat pocket, the end
emerging, and goes with all the speed he

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