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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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Tom Stoppard

Published by Samuel French Ltd

9 Male 2 Female

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are the college chums of Hamlet and their story is what happened behind the scenes in Shakespeare's play

What were they doing there in Elsinore anyway?

"I don't know; we were sent for."

They are not only anti agents, but also anti sympathy, anti identification, and in fact anti persons, which is uniquely demonstrated by their having such a hard time recollecting which of them goes by what name

The Players come and go; Prince Hamlet comes through reading words, words, words; foul deeds are done; Hamlet is sent abroad, escapes death; and in turn Rosencrantz and Guildenstern find their "only exit is death"

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"Very funny, very brilliant, very chilling; it has the dust of thought about it and the particles glitter excitingly in the theatrical air" ~ N.Y. Times

"A stimulating, funny, imaginative comedy" ~ N.Y. Daily News

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