Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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Name: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Creator: Tom Stoppard
Date(s): 1966, 1990
Medium: Play, movie
Country of Origin: Scotland
External Links: Wikipedia
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a play by Tom Stoppard. It follows two minor characters from Hamlet – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern – and the absurd situations they find themselves in during the main plot of Hamlet.

The play was made into a movie in 1990 and starred Gary Oldman and Tim Roth.

Discussions of the Work as FanFiction


  • Major characters:
    • Rosencrantz
    • Guildenstern
  • Minor characters:
    • Hamlet
    • Claudius
    • Gertrude
    • Polonius
    • Ophelia
    • Laertes
    • Horatio
    • The Player and his troupe of tragedians
    • Fortinbras


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