Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's 2019 production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead directed by Donald Hicken. Clay Vanderbeek (Rosencrantz) and Nate Ruleaux (Guildenstern). Joshua McKerrow
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Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm's-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare's play. In Tom Stoppard's best-known work, this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of Waiting for Godot resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
120 minutes


Claudius / Player King
Ophelia / Tragedian
Polonius / Tragedian
Alfred / Gertrude

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