Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead

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Grove Press, 1967 - Drama - 126 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Mrsbaty - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - regularguy5mb - LibraryThing

Absolutely one of my all-time favorite plays. Ridiculously funny and well-crafted. Tom Stoppard has written pure gold here. What happens to two minor characters when they aren't on stage? That's what ... Read full review


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Tom Stoppard is a playwright. Among his many plays are "Arcadia" and "The Real Thing.

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