Event Krapp's Last Tape
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Venue La Mama, Carlton, VIC
First Date 13 November 2002
Opening Date 13 November 2002
Last Date 1 December 2002
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional cooperative
World Premiere No
Description "Krapp's birthday ritual is to make a recording in which he reflects on the state of his existence and on memorable events in his life that year. But before he commits his 69th birthday oration to tape, he plays back segments of what
he recorded 30 years earlier, conjuring memories of, among other things, his mother's death and women he has known."
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Subjects Humanity
Organisations
  • La Mama, Presenting Company, Sound Designer
Contributors
Name Function Notes
John Flaus Actor
Paul Jackson Designer
Meg White Designer
Laurence Strangio Director
Brydie Smith Lighting Operator
Shae Nechwatal Photographer
Samuel Beckett Playwright
Roger Alsop Sound Designer
Brydie Smith Stage Manager
Resources
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Further Information Samuel Beckett began work on Krapp's Last Tape in 1956 (in English) and it was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1958. Beckett himself later directed the play in Paris and Berlin, revising the text each time. This current production incorporates a number of these revisions.
Event Identifier 20536