Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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Faber & Faber, Apr 18, 2013 - Performing Arts - 128 pages
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a play which, as it were, takes place in the wings of Hamlet, and finds both humour and poignancy in the situation of the ill-fated attendant lords. The National Theatre production in April 1967 made Tom Stoppard's reputation virtually overnight. Its wit, stagecraft and verbal verve remain as exhilarating as they were then and the play has become a contemporary classic.

'One of the most original and engaging of post-war plays.' Daily Telegraph

 

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User Review  - BenKline - LibraryThing

A very entertaining and fairly funny (existentialist) play. Having a knowledge of Hamlet definitely will ADD to your understanding and enjoyment of the play, but is definitely not a requirement. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bodagirl - LibraryThing

I liked it, but just in general, I don't like just reading plays. You miss so much of the physical nuances and this play cries out for physical comedy. I'm going to have to check out the 1990 movie ... Read full review

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Tom Stoppard's work includes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, Jumpers,Travesties, Night and Day, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, After Magritte, Dirty Linen, The Real Thing, Hapgood, Arcadia, Indian Ink, The Invention of Love, the trilogy The Coast of Utopia and Rock 'n' Roll. His radio plays include If You're Glad I'll Be Frank, Albert's Bridge, Where Are They Now?, Artist Descending a Staircase, The Dog It Was That Died, In the Native State and Darkside (incorporating Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon). Television work includes Professional Foul, Squaring the Circle and Parade's End. His film credits include Empire of the Sun, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which he also directed, Shakespeare in Love, Enigma and Anna Karenina.

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