The Making of Samuel Beckett's 'Krapp's Last Tape'/'La derniere bande'

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-05-19
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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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.

Author Biography

Dirk Van Hulle is Associate Professor of English Literature at the Centre for Manuscript Genetics, University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is President of the European Society for Textual Scholarship and his previous books include Textual Awareness (2004).

Table of Contents

Series Preface
List of Abbreviations
Note on the Transcriptions
List of Illustrations
1. Documents
1.1 Autograph Manuscripts
1.1.1 French
1.1.2 English
1.2 Typescripts
1.2.1 French
1.2.2 English
1.3 Pre-Book Publications
1.3.1 French
1.3.2 English
1.4 Editions
1.4.1 French
1.4.2 English (US)
1.4.3 English (Paris)
1.4.4 English (UK)
1.5 Genetic Map
2. Genesis of La dernière bande
2.1 Before La dernière bande
2.2 Writing La dernière bande
3. Genesis of Krapp's Last Tape
3.1 Translating La dernière bande
3.2 Translation as 'unwording'
3.3 Other patterns of revision

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