Preparations

Makeup © Universität Augsburg
Bananas © Universität Augsburg
Lighting desk © Universität Augsburg
Getting ready © Universität Augsburg

Information

Verena Kandler's poster for Krapp's Last Tape © Universität Augsburg

March 2017 and June 2nd 2017
Samuel Beckett, Krapp’s Last Tape

“Nothing to say, not a squeak“ (Samuel Beckett, Krapp’s Last Tape). –       White face. Purple nose. Disordered grey hair. Unshaven. Very near-sighted … Hard of hearing. Cracked voice. Distinctive intonation. Laborious walk. This is 69 year old Krapp, a clown-like figure suffering from constipation but with a weakness for bananas, who lives a lonely and shabby existence in a darkened room. Hunched over an old tape recorder, he listens to his own voice at the age of 39, which in turn also reaches back to a younger self.

Krapp's Last Tape is a one-act play with a cast of one. It was first performed as a curtain raiser to Endgame from 28 October to 29 November 1958 at the Royal Court Theatre, London, starring Patrick Magee. It ran for 38 performances.

The play

Krapp © Universität Augsburg
Banana 1 © Universität Augsburg
Banana 2 © Universität Augsburg
Banana 3 © Universität Augsburg
The boxes © Universität Augsburg
The tape recorder © Universität Augsburg
Recording © Universität Augsburg

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