Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Josh Short
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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.
"Very funny, very brilliant, very chilling; it has the dust of thought about it and the particles glitter excitingly in the theatrical air. " - The New York Times
"A stimulating, funny, imaginative comedy." - The New York Daily News
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead was first staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on August 24, 1966, by the Oxford Theatre Group. It premiered in London at the Old Vic on April 11, 1967. WINNER! Tony Award for Best Play
WINNER! NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play
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