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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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ISBN-10: 0802132758

ISBN-13: 9780802132758

Edition: N/A

Authors: Tom Stoppard, Tom Stoppard

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/21/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

When the National Theatre needed a last-minute substitute for a canceled production of As You Like It, Kenneth Tynan decided to stage Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a work by an unfamiliar author that had received discouraging notices from provincial critics at its Edinburgh Festival debut. Of course, the play, when it opened in April 1967, met with universal acclaim. In New York the next year, it was chosen best play by the Drama Critics Circle. In such an unlikely way, Tom Stoppard came to light. Born in Czechoslovakia, a country he left (for Singapore) when he was an infant, he began his literary career as a journalist in Bristol, where play reviewing led to playwriting. After…