Krapp's Last Tape / Beijing

  • National Theatre Company of China 西城区广安门外大街277号 Beijing China

"Robert Wilson not only directs and designs, but also performs Samuel Beckett's one-man play Krapp's Last Tape, his first appearance as an actor since his HAMLET: A MONOLOGUE, last performed in 2000. The work provides a unique opportunity for his performing talent, being a blend of his signature, highly detailed, and rigorous integration of movement, lighting and sound, and within that framework, a structure that leaves a great deal of freedom for the spontaneity of response that makes his live performance so exciting.

Wilson has often been compared with Beckett, both being masters of the stark simplicity that is one of the most difficult artistic achievements. Nothing is extraneous, not a word, not a movement. In the brief hour of this work, Beckett and Wilson in a few simple strokes paint a vision of the world that is very particular and at the same time, universal."

–Sue Jane Stoker

December 6
1914 / Prague
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1914 / Prague