Shakespeare fun? You bet it is. Tom Stoppard is here at his best. Sly, witty, full of double entendres, he built an engrossing story from two minor characters in Shakespeare's best play. Tim Roth & Gary Oldman carry the heavy & at times ackward burden of the entire story to its & their own,ultimate fates. The bantering between the two, as they ponder the meaning of life, is a verbal tennis match, here actually & ingeniously portrayed. Both show a comic timing & ability not often seen from these fine actors. Tim Roth is wonderful as the rather deeper Rosencrantz, or is he Guildenstern? The two themselves cannot decide in the play's running joke. Gary Oldman, while being the comic foil & less bright of the two still manages to discover the laws of probabilty, mass, gravity, flight, continuous motion, & steam & wind power but is never able to replicate it when Rosencrantz/Guildenstern watches. If there is a weak link, it is Richard Dreyfus who overacts & whose British accent comes, & distractingly, mostly goes. If you know Hamlet it will make it more fun. If you do not, it will make you want to see it. I would love to see Iain Glen's (Hamlet here)version as the bits you see, are very moving. Like Hamlet, this is well worth seeing again & again.