Feb 15, 2013
THE WEIGHT OF WHAT WASN'T TO BE
I'm working on a series of illustrations based on the plays of Samuel Beckett (1906-1989). I just finished a new one.
This piece is my take on the play KRAPP'S LAST TAPE (1958). It is Krapp's 69th birthday and he hauls out his old tape recorder, reviews one of the earlier years – the recording he made when he was 39 – and makes a new recording commenting on the last 12 months. With ruthless economy, Beckett captures the weight of what wasn't to be. Besides the love and loss, there's much wry amusement in the exploration of a character at different stages of his life.
This is one of four planned pieces in the series.
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