Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is an absurdist, existentialist tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard, first staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966.The play expands upon the exploits of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the courtiers Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The action of Stoppard’s play takes place mainly “in the wings” of Shakespeare’s, with brief appearances of major characters from Hamlet who enact fragments of the original’s scenes.
“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers!”
Sweet-tempered daddy’s girl Bianca can have her pick of suitors—but not until her sister, the acid-tongued Kate, can be married off. Rising to the challenge is the swaggering adventurer, Petruchio, but can he match Kate jab for jab?
Shakespeare’s seldom-performed tragedy about the legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus, will be performed on our stage for the first time in our history.
“Exit, pursued by a bear.”