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

MS-UoR-1227-7-7-1

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Segment 1

[0003] Front centre,[0004] sitting on a small
plain wooden chair at before a small
plain wooden table, X.
[0004|001] About 70.
[0005] xx window from antiquated clothes. Coat and
trousers of different suits.
[0008] Collar hanging open.[0004] Little Little wearish old man.

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Segment 2

[0005] Red rusty baggy Rusty black narrow trousers, [] too short for him.[0006] Black xxx
Rusty black sleeveless waistcoat, 4 pockets.
[0007] xxx xxx
Heavy silver watch & chain.
[0008] Grimy white
shirt open at neck. No collar.
[0009] Surprising pair of yellow boots white cricket boots,
size ten, very narrow & pointed.
[0010] Pallid face.[0011] Purple nose.

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Segment 3

[0014] Very near-sighted and[0015] hard of
hearing.
[0014] No glasses.
[0016] Croaking voice,[0017] characterist characteristic accent.
[0019] On the table a tape-recorder and
a number of cardboard boxes
containing recorded tapes.
[0020] Table and immediately adjacent area
in strong light.
[0021] Rest of stage in shadow
darkness.

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Segment 4

[0036] A (reading from ledger, his nose down on it).
[0037] Box three Box ... thrrree ... spool ... five.
[0038] (He turns his head front without rai
and stares front.
[0039] With relish.)[0040] Spool!
[0041] (Pause.)[0042] Spooool![0045] (He turns back to
table, starts peering & poking
at the boxes.
)

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Segment 5

[0046] Box ... three thrree
thrree ... thrree ... four... two ...
(with surprise) ... nine! ... seven...
good God! ... seven ... ah! ....
the little rascal!
[0047] (He separates box
three from the others.
)
[0048] Box three thrree.

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Segment 6

[0049] (He opens it, peers at the spools it
contains.
)
[0050] Spool ... (He peers at
ledger, finds the entry
.) Five. (He
peers at spools
) Five ... five ...
[0051] (He
takes out a spool, xx straightens up,
holds up the spool between finger
& thumb.
)
[0052] Box thrree, sSpoool five.

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Addition 1
[0016] wheezy ruined old voice [0017] with some characteristic accent []
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Doodle 1
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Doodle 2
Categories:
Object, Shape, Abstract shape
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Doodle 3
Categories:
Shape, Square, Hatching
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