In October 1969, Beckett staged a production of Krapp at the Schiller-Theater Werkstatt in Berlin. Beckett's production notes were contained in a simple cream-coloured notebook, which he later donated to Reading University Library. The book consists of 71 leaves, of which 19 are blank. On the third page of this document, Beckett has noted, relating to Krapp's tape collection: "Since there is a reference in the text to box nine, and five reels of tape in each box, on the table there must be at least 9 x 5 = 45 recordings = birthdays = years. So, when he began making the recordings, he must have been at most 69 - 45 = 24 years of age."
A physical calculation of a man's age by a physical calculation of the material he used to record his life. We are not only the product of the experiences we have lived, and the stories contained within us. Just as essential are the containers we use to store that experience, and the way they hold our stories.
Repescado de um artigo de Atom Egoyan publicado no Guardian em 2002