Beckett gets Shakespearean treatment


When most people think of the Royal Shakespeare Company they envision large-scale productions of Shakespearean plays. But as part of its residency at Washington's Kennedy Center, on June 17 and 19 the RSC is presenting Edward Petherbridge in Samuel Beckett's one-man tour-de-force, "Krapp's Last Tape."

Best known for his portrayal of the title role in the British TV series, "Lord Peter Whimsey," Petherbridge co-directed Beckett's 1958 play with David Hunt. In the existential drama, he shares the stage with a tape recorder on which Krapp recorded his thoughts three decades ago.

Show times for "Krapp's Last Tape," in the Terrace Theater at Kennedy Center, off Virginia and New Hampshire avenues N.W., Washington, are 6 p.m. June 17 and 19. Tickets are $15. Call 800-444-1324.

Pub Date: 6/11/98

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