Hill and Murphy keep Beckett's fire alive at the Citizens
The late Nobel laureate Harold Pinter once said of his friend and mentor, Samuel Beckett, "he is the most courageous, remorseless writer going - he's not leading me up any garden path ...
The late Nobel laureate Harold Pinter once said of his friend and mentor, Samuel Beckett, \"he is the most courageous, remorseless writer going - he's not leading me up any garden path ...
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THEATRE: Krapp’s Last Tape / Footfalls Citizens, Glasgow Until June 9 Reviewed by Mark Brown
he leaves no stone unturned and no maggot lonely ... His work is beautiful." It is a comment which resonates with Beckett's often performed 1958 monodrama Krapp's Last Tape.
Here we have a play in which an old man, Krapp, listens – with a mixture of bemusement, amusement, irritation, rage and regret – to his annual audio diary of 30 years before. Then, assisted by the consumption of bananas and alcohol, he proceeds to record what will, he may or may not know, be his last memoir.
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