Samuel Beckett
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Krapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande

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Segment 1

[0158] Unattainable laxation.[0159] Sneers at what he
calls his youth and thanks to God that it's
over.
[0160] (Pause.)[0161] False ring there.[0162] (Pause.)
[0163] Shadows of the opus ... magnum.[0164] Closing
with a–(brief laugh)–yelp to Providence.

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Segment 2

[0165] (Prolonged laugh in which Krapp joins.)
[0166] What remains of all that misery?[0167] A girl in
a shabby green coat, on a railway-station
platform?
[0168] No?

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Segment 3

[0169] Pause.

[0170] When I look–

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Segment 4

[0171] Krapp switches off, broods, looks at his
watch, gets up, goes backstage into
darkness.
[0172] Ten seconds.[0173] Pop of cork.[0174] Ten
seconds.
[0175] Second cork.[0176] Ten seconds.[0177] Third
cork.
[0178] Ten seconds.[0179] Brief burst of quavering
song.

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Segment 5

[0180] (sings).[0181] Now the day is over,
Night is drawing nigh-igh,
Shadows–

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Segment 6

[0182] Fit of coughing.[0183] He comes back into light,
sits down, wipes his mouth, switches on,
resumes his listening posture.

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