Thursday Theatre: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is a companion piece to David Tennant’s Hamlet, telling the story from the point of view of the hapless attendant lords, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern. They’re a metaphor for the human condition, blundering about in a world not of their making and summoned by circumstances beyond their control. Based on a play by Tom Stoppard, this witty, ironic, and self-referential film is irresistible. Perfectly chimes with my view of the world as a theatre of the absurd.

One of the drawbacks of having a feature devoted to theatre is that most YouTube videos don’t give you the whole nine yards. So I posted Part 1 and provided links to the rest, if you’re hooked on the first bit.

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