Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Unarmed (UA) / Rapier & Dagger (R&D) / Quarterstaff (QS) / Comic / Smallsword (SmS) / Knife (Kn) / Male/Male / Single Sword (SS) / Broadsword (BS) / February 7, 2018

by Tom Stoppard

Samuel French

Guildenstern and Rosencrantz

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.