Item description for Krapp's Last Tape / Not I / A Piece Of Monologue / That Time by Samuel Beckett...
Here are the two most famous plays for a single actor. Krapp's "Last Tape" finds an old man, with his tape recorder, musing over the past and future. "Not I" is a remarkable tour de force for a single actress, as a woman emits memories and fears. John Tydeman directs these plays. It follows the highly acclaimed recordings of Beckett's Trilogy, "Molloy", "Malone Dies" and "The Unnamable" published by Naxos AudioBooks.
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Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.59" Width: 4.88" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Publisher Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN 962634332X ISBN13 9789626343326
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More About Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), one of the leading literary and dramatic figures of the twentieth century, was born in Foxrock, Ireland and attended Trinity University in Dublin. In 1928, he visited Paris for the first time and fell in with a number of avant-garde writers and artists, including James Joyce. In 1937, he settled in Paris permanently. Beckett wrote in both English and French, though his best-known works are mostly in the latter language. A prolific writer of novels, short stories, and poetry, he is remembered principally for his works for the theater, which belong to the tradition of the Theater of the Absurd and are characterized by their minimalist approach, stripping drama to its barest elements. In 1969, Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and commended for having "transformed the destitution of man into his exaltation." Beckett died in Paris in 1989. At the age of seventy-six he said: "With diminished concentration, loss of memory, obscured intelligence... the more chance there is for saying something closest to what one really is. Even though everything seems inexpressible, there remains the need to express. A child need to make a sand castle even though it makes no sense. In old age, with only a few grains of sand, one has the greatest possibility." (from Playwrights at Work, ed. by George Plimpton, 2000)
Samuel Beckett lived in Dublin. Samuel Beckett was born in 1906 and died in 1989.