Krapp's Last Tape Analysis

Historical Context

The 1950s is often thought of as an era where artistic expression was as ‘‘square’’ and as indicative of the status-quo, as the era...

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Krapp's Last Tape Literary Style

Krapp’s Last Tape is set in Krapp’s den a room that reflects, to a...

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Krapp's Last Tape Compare and Contrast

1950: North Korean forces break through the 38th parallel and capture Seoul (the capital of South Korea). General Douglas...

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Krapp's Last Tape Topics for Further Study

The American author Henry James’s ‘‘The Beast in the Jungle’’ (1903) is a short story that examines the life of Marcher, a man very...

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Krapp's Last Tape Media Adaptations

Krapp’s Last Tape was adapted as a film and directed by Samuel Beckett. It is available from...

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Krapp's Last Tape What Do I Read Next?

Waiting for Godot, Beckett’s 1952 play, is his most famous and widely-studied work. Its minimalist...

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Krapp's Last Tape Bibliography and Further Reading

Bair, Deirdre. Samuel Beckett, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978, pp. 491, 514-15.


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Krapp's Last Tape Bibliography (Great Characters in Literature)

Gontarski, S. E. The Intent of Undoing in Samuel Beckett’s Dramatic Texts. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985. Covers Beckett’s plays. A chapter on Krapp’s Last Tape connects the revision process to evolving interpretation of the play. Selected bibliography.

Gontarski, S. E., ed. On Beckett: Essays and Criticism. New York: Grove Press, 1986. Essays by various scholars, including Ruby Cohn’s “Beckett Directs: Endgame and Krapp’s Last Tape,” which discusses Beckett’s adeptness at staging.

Kenner, Hugh. Samuel Beckett: A Critical Study. New ed....

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