Krapp's Last Tape opens in London

Michael Gambon 'brings Beckett's broken poetry to life'
Michael Gambon in Krapp's Last Tape
As the new production of Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape opens in London, Kate Kellaway of The Observer newspaper reviews Michael Gambon's performance: 'He brilliantly brings Beckett's broken poetry to life – and death – conveying the anxiety of age, its ritual deliberations, its stricken incompetence. As Krapp plays tapes from yesteryear, he uses the off switch as punctuation, reacting to memories of women with "incomparable" eyes and bosoms. Michael Colgan's production (from Dublin's Gate theatre) is unerring. And Gambon lets us see the saddest thing – that the ability to mourn can itself be impaired by time.' [Read more]

Source: Kate Kellaway, 'Krapp's Last Tape: Duchess, London', The Observer, 26 September 2010

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