Arts: Exit Poll

THE PLAY: Krapp's Last Tape, ARTS THEATRE, LONDON
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WILL REILLY

24, management consultant, London

"I thought it was great - as tragic to watch as it was to read. It's deeply upsetting, deeply moving. I felt a little uncomfortable about some of the slapstick stuff at the start, but I do feel Edward Petherbridge captured Krapp quite well. His reaction to the tapes were exactly how I would expect it to be. I found the whole experience quite moving and quite tragic."

AMANDA CALVERT

60, translator, Moscow

"I have never seen it performed before; it's a very beautiful play. The words get the gist of life, very beautiful words. And beautifully performed. It's about the important things in life as you get older, such as memory and love. I loved the play straight away."

CHRIS McCULLY

41, lecturer, Manchester

"It has wonderful structure and it's beautifully crafted. What I find so significant about this production is how Petherbridge gauges the weight of silence, which is probably one of the hardest things to achieve on stage. And it was perfect. The silences in the text are really part of the dialogue that Krapp is having with himself and partly his dialogue with the audience - it's very difficult to pull off. I really enjoyed it. This is up there with the very best."

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