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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Paperback) (Tom Stoppard)
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is one of the most enduring and frequently performed plays of contemporary theater and has firmly established itself in the dramatic canon. Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, 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. 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. Revised and reissued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the play’s first performance, this definitive edition includes a new introduction and previously unpublished ancillary material.
Number of Pages: 117
Author: Tom Stoppard
Street Date: April 11, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-2543