Saturday, March 19, 2016
Read a review in today's New York Times of a new production of KRAPP'S LAST TAPE. There was a lot of musing about the way Krapp eats a banana. And I was like, gee, I have been thinking about bananas a lot lately. There was this sentence in that Norman Mailer book about Lee Harvey Oswald: "As they cross the border into Texas, Oswald is eating a banana." Also: "That's all right, Oswald is told, take your time, you can finish your banana." And who can forget the menacing bananas of THE FORBIDDEN ROOM? What can all these bananas mean, what are the bananas trying to tell me?