“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” a Play by Tom Stoppard

Continuing on my Hamlet-related binge, I read Stoppard’s play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. I was strongly reminded of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot–lots of existential musings, perhaps too many for my taste. Otherwise, though, Stoppard’s work is a delight. Like Updike’s Gertrude and Claudius, it identifies gaps in Shakespeare’s play and fills them in, with imagination and humor.

Incidents! All we get is incidents! Dear God, is it too much to expect a little sustained action?!

The film is waiting on our Tivo, so I hope to see and review it soon.

2 Responses to ““Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” a Play by Tom Stoppard”

  1. tulip Says:

    I really loved the play. The movie is one of my favorites. I have a new love for Gary Oldman and Tim Roth every time I watch it. :)
    Whatever happened to Tim Roth anyway?? *off to peruse IMDB…

  2. tulip Says:

    re:Tim Roth And the short answer is “plenty” with the long answer being “in a metric ton of movies that I totally either forgot he was in or didn’t see”. Lazy me!