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Much better than the Grove Press edition 12 Sept. 2010
By Thad McIlroy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Everyone seems to default to buying the Grove Press edition, which just reproduces the original text. The Samuel French edition includes the original PLUS an author intro and additions to the text from staged productions. It's cheaper too (not that a few dollars is the issue).
A study in the lives of two play characters. 22 Jun. 2014
By Jeffrey J. Greene - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
It has always been an amazing aspect of play characters. When they "go off" somewhere, what do they really do? Tom Stoppard gives a humorous account of two tragic characters, other lives. This is not a character study of the actors portraying characters, but of the real actual character's themselves. An age old question.do characters actually exist on their own.
In a tragedy even minor characters die 29 May 2014
By bernie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Screen plays serve several purposes; when the follow the film closely you get to slowdown and have time to savor the nuances. They also work as an external memory so you can revisit your favorite parts of the story. I could not tell my shoe was untied unless it was pointed out. I use screen plays to point out what I may have overlooked in a moment of contemplation.

This particular book also has a few black & white stills.

The scene closes in on Rosencrantz & Guildenstern or is it Guildenstern & Rosencrantz discussing the odds of a flipped coin coming up heads. What seems to be a casual curiosity is the setting for the eventual outcome of the story. If the names sound familiar then you will recognize them from the play "Hamlet". Their story was never fully told until now.

Through out the film we get snippets of Hamlet and visions of what is to come. The real fun is in the fact that the dialog and the actors could have easily been seamlessly slipped into the original play.

Their play on words not only matches Shakespeare but a good dose of Lewis Carroll; "Toes on the other hand"," Don't you mean the other foot?"

Disperses through the story Rosencrantz (Gary Oldman) makes all the great discoveries from gravity to flight to steam engines and so forth. Every time he goes to show them to Guildenstern (Tim Roth) they are overlooked, or dismissed.

The only person that was a tad over the top, acting like he was acting wad Richard Dreyfuss as the leader of the acting troop. However this is one movie that you can get away with it.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
One of the best comedic plays ever written 1 Nov. 2013
By KMJ - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Tom Stoppard is an amazing playwright, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern only solidifies that. Whether you love Shakespeare's Hamlet or not, you will love this play. Although knowing the background information of Hamlet helps piece together what's going on in the story, Stoppard writes the play so that a previous knowledge of Hamlet isn't necessary to figure out what's going on. R & G are hilarious, lovable characters, that will keep you, as the reader, plugged in the entire time. The dialogue is witty and engaging, and Stoppard is at the top of his game with this play. Definitely check it out and add it to your shelf.

The Sam French packaging of the play is fantastic as always. Small, sleek, and easy to carry around, their formats are perfect for play lovers.
Besides that everything about it is good. 27 Oct. 2014
By Dakota - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book came in the condition it said it would and on time. It's binding has already worn down very quickly however. Besides that everything about it is good.
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