Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (2005)
Friday 25th and Saturday 26th Nov. 2005
Directed by Scott Noble
Written by Tom Stoppard
Ten years on Shakespeare at Traquair are put on this play in the Eastgate Theatre (28th and 29th September) and Carlops Village Hall (5th September) in 2015.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
“What was it all about? When did it begin”
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (or is it Guildenstern and Rosencrantz?) have been sent for to “glean” what afflicts Hamlet. Difficult, when they don’t know why they’re there, where they’ve come from and ultimately where they’re going.
Tom Stoppard, writer of the Oscar-winning Shakespeare in Love, first came to prominence with this humorous take on Hamlet. With its clever intertwining with Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the hilarious banter between the two main characters, this is one of Tom Stoppard’s most popular plays.