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First performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1958, Krapp's Last Tape has since become widely celebrated as one of Samuel Beckett's most important and powerful plays.
The Making of Samuel Beckett's 'La dernière bande'/'Krapp's Last Tape' is a comprehensive reference guide to the history of the text. The book includes:
- A complete descriptive catalogue of available relevant manuscripts, including French and English texts, alternative drafts and notebook pages
- A critical reconstruction of the history of the history of the text, from its genesis through the process of composition to its full publication history
- A detailed guide to exploring the manuscripts online at the Beckett Digital Manuscripts Project at www.beckettarchive.org
This volume is part of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project (BDMP), a collaboration between the Centre for Manuscript Genetics (University of Antwerp, Belgium), the Beckett International Foundation (University of Reading, UK) and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Centre (University of Texas at Austin, USA), with the support of the Estate of Samuel Beckett.