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

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Segment 1

[0053] box three, puts it back with the others,
takes up the spool.
)
[0054] Box thrree, spool five.
[0055] (He bends over the machine, looks up.
[0056] With relish.)[0057] Spooool![0058] (Happy smile.[0059] He
bends, loads spool on machine, rubs his
hands.
)
[0060] Ah!

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Segment 2

[0061] (He peers at ledger, reads
entry at foot of page.
)
[0062] Mother at rest at
last ...
[0063] Hm ... [0064] The black ball ... [0065] (He
raises his head, stares blankly front.
[0066] Puzzled.)[0067] Black ball? ... [0068] (He peers again
at ledger, reads.
)

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Segment 3

[0069] The dark nurse ... [0070] (He
raises his head, broods, peers again at
ledger, reads.
)
[0071] Slight improvement in
bowel condition ...
[0072] Hm ... [0073] Memorable
... what?
[0074] (He peers closer.)[0075] Equinox,
memorable equinox.

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Segment 4

[0076] (He raises his head,
stares blankly front.
[0077] Puzzled.)[0078] Memorable
equinox? ...
[0079] (Pause.[0080] He shrugs his
shoulders, peers again at ledger, reads.
)
[0081] Farewell to–(he turns the page)–love.

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Segment 5

[0082] He raises his head, broods, bends over
machine, switches on and assumes listening
posture, i.e. leaning forward, elbows on
table, hand cupping ear towards machine,
face front.

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