Krapp’s Last Tape

The exceptional performance in this portrait of the artist as an old man is by Harold Pinter.

He is an excellent actor, as witness his Old Times in Los Angeles.

He does less here than other actors, because less is required.

The staging has thunder and rain to begin, and bells outside at middle and ending.

The book entry is given a year, 1976, the production was shot without a pause in 2006 using three cameras.

The apparatus is minor, the witness very important indeed. The play expands to its full dimensions seemingly without effort, though the performance is very diligent.

Old Times probably reflects Pinter’s admiration of this play, among other things, as well.