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

MS-SYR-GP-95

This page does not relate to the genesis of Krapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande.
The relevant pages for Krapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande are 10v-25r.
about·image·zoom image·image/text·text
X
Segment 1

[0028] can muster backstage into darkness.[0029] Ten
seconds.
[0030] Loud pop of cork.[0031] Fifteen
seconds.
[0032] He comes back into light carrying
an old ledger and sits down at table.
[0033] He
lays ledger on table, wipes his mouth,
wipes his hands on the front of his
waistcoat, brings them smartly together
and rubs them.

X
Segment 2

[0034] (briskly).[0035] Ah![0036] (He bends over ledger, turns
the pages, finds the entry he wants, reads.
)
[0037] Box ... thrree ... spool ... five.[0038] (He raises
his head and stares front.
[0039] With relish.)
[0040] Spool![0041] (Pause.)[0042] Spooool![0043] (Happy smile.
[0044] Pause.[0045] He bends over table, starts peering
and poking at the boxes.
)

X
Segment 3

[0046] Box ... thrree
... thrree ... four ... two ... (with
surprise
) nine! good God! ... seven ... ah!
the little rascal!
[0047] (He takes up box, peers at
it.
)
[0048] Box thrree.

X
Segment 4

[0049] (He lays it on table, opens
it and peers at spools inside.
)
[0050] Spool ... (he
peers at ledger
) ... five ... (he peers at
spools
) ... five ... five ... ah! the little
scoundrel!
[0051] (He takes out a spool, peers at
it.
)
[0052] Spool five.[0053] (He lays it on table, closes

Transcription
  • Segments