Krapp's Last Tape - Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Summary

An old man named Krapp sits facing away from his desk. An old fashioned reel-to-reel tape recorder, microphone and boxes containing reels of recorded tapes sit on the desk.

Krapp sits motionless for a long moment, and then rises, fumbles in his pockets for a set of keys, searches through the desk and finds a banana. He peels it, throws the peel on the floor, puts one end of the banana in his mouth and doesn't move. He paces back and forth across the stage as he thoughtfully eats the banana. He almost slips on the peel but kicks it safely out of the way. Once he finishes the banana, he searches through the desk and finds a second banana. He peels it, puts the end in his mouth and remains still. Then he has an idea. He puts the banana in his pocket and hurries into...

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