Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

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  • 24 October 2016
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10 thoughts on “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

  1. Jonathan Terrington says:

    Peasant 1 Did you hear? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead?Peasant 2 Really dead?Peasant 1 Really deadPeasant 2 Really?Peasant 1 Really reallyPeasant 2 Really really really?Peasant 1 Really really reallyPeasant 2 Really really really really?Peasant 1 Would you stop that? They're dead as dead can be which is actually pretty deadPeasant 2 Pretty dead indeedPeasant 1 But they're not the pretty deadPeasant 2 Few are pretty when deadPeasant 1 To be surePeasant 2 Was it murder?Peasant 1 Oh yes t'was a murder of a show All the crowd demanded their money back indeedPeasant 2 And who could have done the dirty deed?Peasant 1 Stop that we're no minstrels to be finishing each others rhymesPeasant 2 Or cleaning up the other's crimesPeasant 1 I've half a mind to let you join Rosencrantz and Guildenstern can't you see our audience is growing tired of such absurdity? Though absurdity may be our part the peasants together absurdity for a laugh uickly loses all sense of artPeasant 1 As I heard it I believe that Hamlet may be to blame for the deaths of those two men I heard that he replaced a letter with instructions to kill him with one bearing instructions for their deathPeasant 2 uite the rumour Where did this original letter come from I wonder? Peasant 1 Oh that's uite easy to tell It came from Claudius Hamlet's dear unclePeasant 2 So was said letter of which we have not seenPeasant 1 Much as we have not seen Rosencrantz or GuildensternPeasant 2 therefore a letter to put master Hamlet out of his funky misery? Enter Dr John Watson and Sherlock HolmesJohn Watson I say Sherlock we don't even belong in this type of fictionSherlock Holmes My dear Watson you forget that this is now a murder mystery And murder is uite within our realm of expertiseBoth Peasants turn to the audience Aside from committing them we hopeWatson Then I presume you have come to a decision about this case by now Holmes?Holmes Indubitably my good fellow The solution is rather obviousWatson So it was Hamlet after all his hands are certainly most guiltyHolmes Why of course not Watson Don't be ridiculous It was not Hamlet after all who initiated the beginnings of this murderWatson Claudius then it was his letter that sent two men to their doomsHolmes Ah Watson you see but you do not observeWatson Surely you do not mean to insist that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are responsible for the deaths themselves?Holmes Try to keep up Watson I said murder and I meant murder This is no suicide case it is a murder following an attempted regicide most foulWatson Why then Holmes whatever the dickens could be the solution?Holmes There is clearly nothing elusive to you Watson than an obvious fact We are looking at a murder committed centuries ago murder that continues to haunt the here and now In several different worlds at this time several versions of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are being murdered all over again The true criminal the one which remains as truth is clearly the old bard himself Mr William Shakespeare We're tragedians you see We follow directions there is no choice involved The bad end unhappily the good unluckily That is what tragedy means The remainder of this review has been moved to my website If you would care to read it then please click the following link FULL REVIEW OF ROZENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

  2. Michael Finocchiaro says:

    This is a classic existentialist work by playwright Tom Stoppard which focuses on an absurdist dialog between the two minor characters Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in Shakespeare's Hamlet Thanks to my extraordinary high school AP English teacher I was introduced to this wonderful and funny play and it gave me insight into the incredible complexity of the original as well as opened my eyes to modern perspectives about it A must

  3. Kim says:

    I first read this play either at school or at university at any event so long ago that I can no longer remember when and it made me a fan of Tom Stoppard's work Since that time I've seen productions of a number of his plays including Arcadia one of all time favourite pieces of theatre Travesties and Rock 'n' Roll However until last night I'd not seen a production of this play which kickstarted Stoppard's career as a playwright when it was staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is described as an absurdist existentialist tragi comedy It focuses on two minor characters from Hamlet who wait in the wings as Shakespeare's tragedy is played out around them confused and confounded by what is happening uncertain of their identities unable to rely on their memories While Stoppard has Ros and Gil or is it Gil and Ros? engage in deep discussions about the meaning of life and death the conflict between art and reality and the randomness of fate they completely miss the signficance to their own situation of the philosophical concepts involved in their discussions They have no existence independent of each other and no existence outside Hamlet and no understanding of what that meansTwo aspects of the play really stand out for me One is its metatheatricality The whole play is a piece of metatheatre given that the the central characters are characters in Hamlet and the action takes place within and around a performance of Hamlet However there are also conscious echoes of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot discussions by the characters of theatrical performance and theory repeated role playing by Ros and Gil and than one variation of Hamlet's play within a play The effect is a complex and layered exposition of theatrical artificeThe other aspect of the play that I particularly love is the language Stoppard's wordplay is dazzlingly witty and inventive while demonstrating how language can be used to confound and obfuscate reality and truth The Sydney Theatre Company production of the play I saw last night was brilliant with wonderful performances sensational set and costumes and great direction I laughed until I cried That has to indicate a great night at the theatre

  4. Michael says:

    First performed in 1966 Stoppard's short metatheatrical tragicomedy takes place on the margins of Shakespeare's most famous work the story tracks the titular pair of friends as circumstances beyond their control land them in increasingly absurd scenarios until their sudden and inexplicable deaths terminate the action of the play Interruption and repetition characterize the dialogue while confusion rules the scenes The narrative's evasiveness makes for a disorienting but stimulating viewing experience even as it impedes the play's ability to leave a lasting or forceful impact upon the audience

  5. Manny says:

    ROSENCRANTZ Here we go againGUILDENSTERN But I thought we were?ROSENCRANTZ Were what?GUILDENSTERN Well deadROSENCRANTZ No such luckGUILDENSTERN Are you positive? This doesn't look much like ElsinoreROSENCRANTZ Of course it doesn't We're in a different playGUILDENSTERN What play? Enter DONALD TRUMP and HOPE HICKSTRUMP Jesus Christ how could you say that? Little white lies? Are you completely stupid?HICKS weeping I couldn't they were so I didn't know what to—TRUMP You're fired HICKS Oh please please Mr Trump I promise I'll—TRUMP You heard me They exit HICKS's sobs diminish in the distanceGUILDENSTERN What play? Are we the stars this time?ROSENCRANTZ peering upward I can see the titleGUILDENSTERN So are we the stars?ROSENCRANTZ It says Kim Jong III part 2GUILDENSTERN We're not the stars thenROSENCRANTZ 'Fraid notGUILDENSTERN I never really believed we were A pauseGUILDENSTERN What kind of play is it?ROSENCRANTZ peering upward again A nuc—GUILDENSTERN What?ROSENCRANTZ A nuclear tragedyGUILDENSTERN What does that mean?ROSENCRANTZ Will the world end tomorrow? It's a coin tossGUILDENSTERN I still don't get itROSENCRANTZ I think I'm starting to understandGUILDENSTERN I'm notROSENCRANTZ Taking out a coin You callGUILDENSTERN TailsROSENCRANTZ Heads Shall we do it again? GUILDENSTERN nods ROSENCRANTZ flips the coinGUILDENSTERN TailsROSENCRANTZ Heads A third time?GUILDENSTERN Tails ROSENCRANTZ flips the coin and looks at it with a despairing expressionROSENCRANTZ HeadsGUILDENSTERN Pointing at the sky What's that? I think it's getting closerROSENCRANTZ Uh ohCURTAIN

  6. David Schaafsma says:

    “We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke and a presumption that once our eyes watered”I have seen this play Tom Stoppard’s first major play I think three times over the years and twice on the same day as Hamlet with actors playing their parts in both plays Since I had just heard a production of Hamlet on audiotape I decided to reread this play which is a kind of comicexistentialistabsurdist commentary on the great tragedy Or drama as extended reflection on what Shakespeare was exploring in HamletOne shouldn’t read or see Stoppard's play without having seen or read Hamlet I think They both comment on death and fate and family and identity among other things though Hamlet is a Prince and that play takes place as do most Shakespearean tragedies among royalty on a grand stage and Stoppard’s play takes as its central characters two minor figures who had been childhood friends of Hamlet Maybe they are like most of us than Hamlet; in other words what is the fate of the “common people”? Answer Our fates are inextricably bound to decisions that others make; ie as Claudius decides to kill his own brother Hamlet’s father in order to be with Gertrude and become king having the domino effect of grief and madness for Hamlet so Claudius’s decision to spy on and eventually kill Hamlet has effects on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern“ we move idly toward eternity without possibility of reprieve or hope or explanation”If that sentiment seems relevant to the anguished but also rich and privileged Hamlet imagine how it might also pertain to the vulnerable Rosencrantz and Guildenstern who are essentially pawns of the royal realm“I don’t begin to understand Who are all these people what’s it got to do with me?”Also we in the peanut gallery and the balcony all come to the same end basically though with perhaps less fanfare “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead”The two characters whom nobody can really tell apart they aren’t even sure what their own names are half the time obviously owe much to Vladimir and Estragon of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot who owe something to two characters Beckett loved Laurel and Hardy As Ros says “we just go on” We are left to meditate on what it's all about of courseTo summarize R and G were early reuested by the King Claudius to spy on their friend Hamlet presumably to find out why on Earth he is so sad and they later accompany him to England at the reuest of the King carrying a letter to the King of England to have Hamlet killed there but Hamlet finds the letter and pulls the old switcheroo on them and we get that title And Guildenstern justifiably complains not expecting to die but still“What did we ever do to these people to deserve all this?”I like the way we weave in and out of the Hamlet story to see it from the perspective of “minor” characters and I like the way the actors from the play within the play reflect on fate and performingdeceiving I like all the meta fictional reflections on playing our parts“We're actors — we're the opposite of people”I like too the way Stoppard uses R and G to reflect on existentialist themes that he sees in both Hamlet and Waiting for GodotThis early play may not in fact be his best play but it is one of my favorite for sure There's even a contemporary referenceGive us this day our daily mask

  7. Kelly says:

    Brilliant It's fitting to choose the British designation for how wonderful I think this play is I believe This play manages to be absolutely stand on its own hilarious as well as a thoughtful meditation on many issues at the same time It pushes neither on the viewerreader on its own nor predominantly The satire is executed near flawlessly and the comedic sensitivity even in the saddest moments of the farce could not be on target I very much usually wish to have some criticism to make even of the classics that I review but after having read this about five times I still have none It makes its points delivers them well and involves every audience I have seen when attending a production of it The only point I would make here is that if you can have some familiarity with Hamlet I would imagine the play becomes much funny I saw it after knowing Hamlet uite well so I haven't had the opposite experience However this is what I am told and given the context of the play I don't doubt it

  8. Annalisa says:

    I watched this movie years ago and thought it was hilarious so I thought I'd check out the play that inspired the film It's the ramblings of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern while Hamlet goes unnoticed or at least misunderstood by them in the background In far over their heads both in thematic prose and plot progression what makes this play so hilarious is the irony One of the few times irony can truly be claimed the reader is aware of a humor lost on the characters when we have the foreknowledge of the well known fate of Rosen Guild My favorite part is the detached and indifferent discussion of death between Rosen Guild when they think it's Hamlet forthcoming end but we the readers all know that it is their deaths they are tumbling towards unknowingly Their part insightful part idiotic discussions on chance fate death friends and word play is amusing One of my favorite lines A man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking nonsense not to himself is humorous because it is spoken by a seemingly nonsensical insane Guildenstern trying to appear intelligent about a Hamlet who is stark raving sane trying to appear unintelligent The humor of self evaluation in talking nonsense not to himself is lost on Guild I loved the uestions game they played where they weren't allowed to make a statement only ask uestions and the rhetoric it produced The incorrect assumptions they take on the mundane taking nothing for given even previously established facts was amusing as well Such as The old man thinks he's in love with his daughter received uestions such as He's in love with his daughter? and The old man is? going back and forth until Hamlet in love with the old man's daughter the old man thinks sets them straight While their conversation is often idiotic it is sometimes insightful and amusing in both instances But while very witty it was a little bit hard to follow at times particularly the stage directions It made me want to pull out Hamlet and reference the correlating scenes It may be useful to have read Hamlet recently I forgot what a great play that is With the uick conversation and the double plays I think the movie is a better forum for this and I'm putting this movie on my ueue for a rewatch and it was excellent once again But what an original idea Very funny Give it a read or better yet go watch the movieA few of the uotes that struck meWe're actors We're the opposite of peopleA man talking sense to himself is no madder than a man talking nonsense not to himself Or just as madStark raving sane Shouldn't we be doing something constructive? What did you have in mind? A short blunt human pyramid? A Chinaman of the T'ang Dynasty and by which definition a philosopher dreamed he was a butterfly and from that moment he was never uite sure that he was not a butterfly dreaming it was a Chinese philosopher Envy him; in his two fold securityEverything has to be taken on trust; truth is only that which is taken to be true It's the currency of living There may be nothing behind it but it doesn't make any difference so long as it is honoured One acts on assumptions What do you assume?In reponse to I don't believe in England Just a conspiracy of cartographers?We're still finding our feet I should concentrate on not losing your head Life in a box is better than no life at all I expect You'd have a chance at least You could lie there thinking Well at least I'm not deadWe move idly toward eternity without possibility of reprieve or hope of explanationIf you're not even happy what's so good about surviving?Death is notnot Death isn't You take my meaning Death is the ultimate negative Not being

  9. Liz Janet says:

    An absurdest play with two idiot main characters and one of the most profound uotes of all time “We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke and a presumption that once our eyes watered”

  10. Wanda says:

    Each of us is the star of our own life You may be a bit part in someone else’s narrative but in your own mind yours is the story that matters Or you may struggle to find meaning in your own life like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern in this play by Tom StoppardLast night I attended a live broadcast of the National Theatre production starring Daniel Radcliffe and Josh McGuire The set was very simple and the dialog was copious and delivered rapidly I couldn’t help but admire how well they knew their partsThere was definitely a “Waiting for Godot” vibe to the production as R G wait for some kind of sign or direction as to what they are supposed to be doingA knowledge of Shakespeare’s Hamlet isn’t necessary to appreciate this play but I think it enhances the viewer’s appreciationRecommended

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