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


Segment 1

[0276] the flags and stuck.[0277] The way they went
down, sighing, before the stem!
[0278] (Pause.)
[0279] I lay down across her with my face in her
breasts and my hand on her.
[0280] We lay there
without moving.
[0281] But under us all moved,
and moved us, gently, up and down, and
from side to side.

Segment 2

[0282] Pause.

[0283] Past midnight.[0284] Never knew–

Segment 3

[0285] Krapp switches off, broods.[0286] Finally he
fumbles in his pockets, encounters the
banana, takes it out, peers at it, puts it
back, fumbles, brings out the envelope,
fumbles, puts back envelope, looks at his
watch, gets up and goes backstage into

Segment 4

[0287] Ten seconds.[0288] Sound of bottle
against glass, then brief siphon.
[0289] Ten
[0290] Bottle against glass alone.[0291] Ten
[0292] He comes back a little unsteadily
into light, goes to front of table, takes out
keys, raises them to his eyes, chooses key.
unlocks first drawer, peers into it, feels
about inside, takes out reel, peers at it,

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