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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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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

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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.

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New York Times Book Review
This is a most remarkable play. Very funny. Very brilliant. Very chilling.
Edith Oliver
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead [is] verbally dazzling...the most exciting, witty intellectual treat imaginable. -- New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571081820
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.41(d)

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