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Critical Essay by Jeanette R. Malkin

SOURCE: Malkin, Jeanette R. “Matters of Memory in Krapp's Last Tape and Not I.Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 11, no. 2 (spring 1997): 25-39.

In the following essay, Malkin discusses Beckett's dramatic presentation of memory in Krapp's Last Tape and Not I.

Krapp's Last Tape (1958) embodies memory and the dislocations of time; in Not I (1972) even the “body” disappears—“whole body like gone”—and only a dislocated memory, visualized as a “subjectless” mouth, is left us. Theatrically, we have here the break between a mimetic theatre (however reduced), and postmodern dissolutions. Krapp may be drawn as a metaphor for man as clown or bum—white face, purple nose, short pants, large shoes; but for all the...

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