Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

by Tom Stoppard
Publisher: Hickory Grove Press
Trade Paperback, 128 pages
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Two minor characters from "Hamlet" offer a novel view of the melancholy Dane. 

Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eve 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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Summary: What really went on with Rosencratz and Guildenstern during the events of Hamlet? Well, an exorbitant amount of philosophical musing, to start with.

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