|Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1967) [Play]|
by Tom Stoppard
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Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz and 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.
Original title: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Genre: Drama and Plays
This work is an adaptation of the following works :
Hamlet (1603) [Play]
Author: William Shakespeare
- First performed at Cranston Street Hall, Edinburgh, by the Oxford Theatre Group on August 24, 1966. First professional performance was given by the National Theatre Company on April 11, 1967 at the Old Vic Theatre, London. First US production at the Alvin Theatre, NYC, on October 16, 1967. This play was also adapted for the screen in 1990.