Saturday, August 23, 2008

Krapp's Last Tape (Stratford Shakespeare Festival) - 8/23/08

Performed as the second part of a double bill (to Eugene O'Neill's "Hughie"), Samuel Beckett's "Krapp's Last Tape" (8/23/08) at the Studio Theatre continues to grow after repeated viewings (typically true of Beckett, for me). Brian Dennehy's sensitive performance is masterful, especially when paired with his animated performance in "Hughie". There is minimal dialogue in "Krapp", but Mr. Dennehy's facial expressions, body language, and timing express the state of his character to heartbreaking effect.

Rating: **** (out of *****)

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