Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, this... show more
Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.
Publish date: January 21st 1994
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 126
Edition language: English
Hamlet told from the worm's-eye view of two minor characters, bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, reality and illusion mix, and where fate leads heroes to a tragic but inevitable end. Each of us is the star of our own life. You may be a bit part in someone...
I forgot about the use of Chinaman in the play. Other than that, it held up. Just as funny as I remember. I probably could have done with a light Hamlet refresher before rereading this one. I would definitely recommend at least some familiarity with Hamlet before reading R&G Are Dead. It will enhanc...
This was one of those rare moments when I actually saw the movie before I read the book. Only because at the time I didn't know it was original a book. So when I stumbled across this book at the library, I finally picked up. I couldn't have made a better decision. The movie is one of my favorite...
This play is brilliant and I'm sure it deserves 5 stars. My only reason for knocking it down half a star is that you really can't read it in a vacuum. You have to have some knowledge of Hamlet for it to work. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Hamlet's two childhood friends. This play is written ab...
Waiting for Godot meets Hamlet. Waiting for Godot, the original show about nothing. (Take that, Jerry Seinfeld.) This fills in the details about R&G, 2 minor characters in Hamlet. I also couldn't help but think that Disney latched on to this as well. The Lion King is considered a rewrite of Hamlet. ...