Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, by Tom Stoppard, Directed by Marybeth Cavanaugh
Considered a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead catapulted Tom Stoppard to the front ranks of modern playwrights when it opened in London in 1967. It 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. Jack Kroll in Newsweek said, "Stoppard is the master comedian of ideas in the English language", and in his 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. Come see why The New York Times called it "A most remarkable play. Very funny. Very brilliant. Very chilling."
The Marion E. Greene Black Box Theatre
531 19th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
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