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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(18); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061810.

A Comparative Study on Krapp’s Last Tape and The Zoo Story


Xiuying Han

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Xiuying Han

School of Language and Culture, Shanghai Normal University TIANHUA College, Shanghai, China


As masterpieces of the Theater of the Absurd, Krapp’s Last Tape and The Zoo Story both possess the main characteristics of this special school of drama such as the minimum number of characters, the scarcity of setting, lack of cause-effect relationships and excessive description of abnormal physical appearance, etc. However, the two masters Samuel Beckett and Edward Albee show their different talents and writing skills in the creation of their respective works. This paper is to explore the similarities and differences in these two classical plays to grasp the fascination of these two great playwrights.


structure, language, conflicts, skills, time

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Xiuying Han. A Comparative Study on Krapp’s Last Tape and The Zoo Story. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 18: 59-64. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.061810.


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