Krapp's Last Tape & Embers

Krapp s Last Tape Embers In the first of these two plays an old man records his comments as he listens to a tape recording of his own observations on how life felt when he was In the second a man walking along the seasho

  • Title: Krapp's Last Tape & Embers
  • Author: Samuel Beckett
  • ISBN: 9780571062096
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the first of these two plays, an old man records his comments as he listens to a tape recording of his own observations on how life felt when he was 39 In the second, a man walking along the seashore recalls his dead father while other familiar voices speak to him from the past.

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    1. Samuel Beckett

      Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in France for most of his adult life He wrote in both English and French His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.Beckett is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century Strongly influenced by James Joyce, he is considered one of the last modernists As an inspiration to many later writers, he is also sometimes considered one of the first postmodernists He is one of the key writers in what Martin Esslin called the Theatre of the Absurd His work became increasingly minimalist in his later career.Beckett was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature for his writing, which in new forms for the novel and drama in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation He was elected Saoi of Aosd na in 1984.

    837 thoughts on “Krapp's Last Tape & Embers”

    1. Krapp’s last tape and Embers, the short plays, from the oeuvre of theatre of absurd, are redolent of essential Beckett. The manifestation appears, not only from the anxiety or despair with which the works seem to start but also the bleak humour and a willingness to move on, even in the wake of awareness of nothingness. While it is interesting to note that, in his writing, where there is hardly any action, what catches attention, are the ways he employs to demonstrate despair. And if one is awa [...]


    2. Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), ca. 1954You will be quite alone with your voice, there will be no other voice in the world but yours. - EmbersPerhaps I was too young when I first read this book decades ago, two one man plays about old men looking back at their lives, about profound loneliness and failure. I wanted none of it. But decades later I find these plays to be cuttingly poignant and moving. In Krapp's Last Tape (1958) a seventy year old man sits alone in a dingy room listening to reel-to-ree [...]



    3. Loved the concept of Krapp's Last Tape- a Beckett play that revealed the most meaning on a first read. Can't say I understood Embers- re-read is on the list ;)


    4. Decidedly some of Samuel Beckett’s most underrated works, Krapp’s Last Tape and Embers delve deeply into our notions of reality and of the self. Krapp’s Last Tape, a play in which a now old man, Krapp, revisits his youth through a series of tape recordings he has made of himself, allows the reader to explore the quasi-endless different ‘skins’ we have inhabited, suggestive of the quite ancient idea that we are never the same individual at two distinct moments in time, but rather, two d [...]


    5. کتاب رو یک بار دیشب خوندم و یک بار هم امروز و یقیناً باز هم بارها اون رو خواهم خوند.روایت بسیار کوتاه از این تنهایی غم‌انگیز کراپ و امید از دست رفتۀ او برای رسین به خوشبختی—------------------------------------------—از متن کتاب:خیلی دوست دارم بلند شم و چند قدمی بزنم و باز برگردم این‌جا به خودم: ک [...]


    6. " With all this darkness round me I feel less alone." * Regression, according to Sigmund Freud, is a defense mechanism leading to the temporary or long-term reversion of the ego to an earlier stage of development rather than handling unacceptable impulses in a more [adaptive] way. The defense mechanism of regression, in psychoanalytic theory, occurs when an individual's personality reverts to an earlier stage of development, adopting more childish mannerisms. I had to read an article on Psycholo [...]


    7. رائعه واعتقد اني ماكنتش هستمتع بيها المتعه دي لو قرئتها كتابالمسرحيه بصوت حمدي غيث و أدائه متعه لا توصفو ادعوكم لسماع هذا الجزء بصوته "ان الامر يبدو لي بلا امل ولا جدوي بالاستمرار .فأومات لي بدون ان تفتح عينيها .سالتها ان تنظر الي و بعد بضع لحظاتفعلت ولكن بعينين كانهما شقان بس [...]


    8. Krapps's Last Tape: youtu/uphqyjAkYIUFrom wiki: Krapp's Last Tape is a one-act play, in English, by Samuel Beckett. With a cast of one man, it was written for Northern Irish actor Patrick Magee and first titled "Magee monologue". It was inspired by Beckett's experience of listening to Magee reading extracts from Molloy and From an Abandoned Work on the BBC Third Programme in December 1957.[1]The play was first performed as a curtain raiser to Endgame (from 28 October to 29 November 1958) at the [...]


    9. An old man sits alone in a room surrounded by darkness and nothing more. He pulls out a tape recorder and starts listening to recordings that he made back when he was younger. The memories float back to him from times long gone. He is dying but has no one left around him to talk to and nothing to talk about. He listens to the recordings that he made when he was younger. Memories float back to him but they have lost all their meaning, their grandeur and their playfulness, they mean very little to [...]


    10. This is a short and tantalizing one-act play during which a sixty-nine year old curmudgeonly man listens to audio tapes that he recorded in the past, each chronicling the events of one year of his life. Beckett explores dualities throughout – isolation and community, hope and despair, ambition and failure. The set, the characterization, and the dialogue are all very spare, almost stark, in keeping with the themes Beckett explores. If one keeps a journal, one cannot help reflecting on the reaso [...]



    11. شاید بهترین سال های زندگیِ من رفته باشند. وقتی که هنوز بختی برای خوشبخت شدن بود. ولی نمی خوام که این سال ها دوباره برگردند. نه با اون آتشی که حالا در من هست. نه، نمی خوام این سال ها دوباره برگردند.



    12. Having recently read ‘Waiting for Godot’ (and having since booked up to go see it performed in Dublin), to be told ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ was on my university reading list was of great excitement to me.Beckett is able to pack in so much commentary in so few pages, that I may be able to spend the rest of the evening picking this one apart. I certainly would like to, by any means.There is the right amount of ambiguity here to encourage conversation. Indeed to what meaning of “last” does [...]


    13. This play is short, sweet, and ineffably sad. The main (and only character) is Krapp, described by Samuel Beckett as "a wearish old man" with "black narrow trousers too short for him." His only occupation seems to be replaying old audio tapes about his former life, and taking time out by running offstage, popping corks, and evidently imbibing large quantities of various potables. In Krapp's Last Tape, we hear a portion of the tape that is identified in his capacious ledgers as box three, spool f [...]


    14. لعل اجمل ايامى قد انتهت الايام التى ممكن ان احقق فيها السعاده و لكنى لو استطعت تحقيقها ما اردتها ليس و ما فى داخلى من نار هل غنيت فى يوم من الأيام , هل غنيت عندما كنت شابا لقد إتضح لى أن الظلام الذى كنت أعانى منه , هو أفضل ما عندى ."ان الامر يبدو لي بلا امل ولا جدوي بالاستمرار .فأوم [...]


    15. The "plight" of the character in this story reminded me of my situation not to long ago. I was reading and re-reading old journals of mine that started as early as junior high. I originally was just reading the journal I kept while I was in Iraq fro a story I'm writin gbut then I began to read other journals. It was very bizarre to read the narration of soemone I used to be. Like Krapp, I laughed at my foolish young ambitions and brooded over past romance. Fortunately, I destroyed the majority o [...]


    16. This play focuses on an old man, who on his birthday listens to a tape he had made on a previous birthday, in this case his 39th birthday. I've read a lot of drama this semester for different classes, but this is one of the best plays I've ever read. It's fascinating to read the scene, with only one character present, and Beckett's talent really shines through. If you're not a fan of Beckett or of drama in general, I can understand that this might seem confusing, or you may not like it, but if y [...]


    17. I found this play to be very interesting as has both comedic and tragic elements. The main character, Krapp, is a bitter old man who cannot stop eating bananas and drinking. However, he slips on his own banana peel and and goes through three bottle of liquor in one sitting. The play have a dualism to it between light and dark that causes the reader to view things as present as represented by the light (both spacially and time-wise) and absent/past as represented by dark. I hope in my own writing [...]


    18. This is my second Samuel Beckett in recent months, and I know he is one of the greats of English literature, but I cannot relate. "Krapp's Last Tape" was one of four monologues all dealing with similar themes --old age, memories, light and dark, loneliness. Perhaps loneliness is not the right word -- rather the sense that man is alone. Beckett's gloomy outlook on life just doesn't speak to my cheerful outlook on life.


    19. آخرین نوار کراپ، نمایش نامه ی ست تک پرده ای که تنها یک شخصیت دارد؛ "کراپ" در یک تک گویی بلند در طول یک شب، از گذشته و حال خود، و افکارش در مورد آینده، چیزهایی می گوید، که گاه روی نوار ضبط می کند، و گاه به نوارهای ضبط شده ی قبلی گوش می دهد، انگاری که پیوسته با گذشته و حال خود در گفتگ [...]


    20. This is the only Beckett play I've seen performed- reading it I liked it well enough, and thought it had a lot of pretty bits, but guessed that it probably was too lacking in plot or action to play well; on stage (performed by amateurs at a local "irish fair", what's more) it was much more moving than I ever could've expected.


    21. It was far more comprehensible than Beckett's most works. The passages explaining Krapp's attitude are easy to be imagined and very precise. Nothing intense or to be called absurd in their structure. But the monologues and the record on the tape aren't strong and beautifully-complicated. Somehow empty, according to me. Just like Krapp's own mood.


    22. i LOVE sam beckett. he was an absolute genius! this play is great--one man, one tape machinea million memories and thoughtsif i had my way, i would direct and star in this play, off-broadway or someplaceybe my house?


    23. I dont think this is much good in terms of reading. these short works are obviously meant to be experienced performed, and its very short and and so on. I love Beckett so whatever limitations they are not shortcomings. His later short works are as brief as my shorts. Very liberating somehow.


    24. the setting just welcomed me to enter the world of theater which now is one of my interest. I still digging on the concept of something between man and women. Krapp really done it in his own way. such a solid personality.


    25. I love Beckett. When I want a lot of Beckett, I read the Mallory novels. When I want a normal amount of Beckett, I read Happy Days or Endgame. When I just need a Beckett fix, I read one of his short works. KRAPP'S did the job splendidly.




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