Samuel Beckett
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Krapp's Last Tape / La Dernière Bande

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Segment 1

[0408] Pause.[0409] Krapp's lips move.[0410] No sound.

[0411] Past midnight.[0412] Never knew such silence.
[0413] The earth might be uninhabited.

[0414] Pause.

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Segment 2

[0415] Here I end this reel.[0416] Box–(pause)–three,
spool–(pause)–five.
[0417] (Pause.)[0418] Perhaps my
best years are gone.
[0419] When there was a
chance of happiness.
[0420] But I wouldn't want
them back.
[0421] Not with the fire in me now.
[0422] No, I wouldn't want them back.

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Segment 3

[0423] Krapp motionless staring before him.[0424] The
tape runs on in silence.
[0425]

CURTAIN

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