ERIC Number: ED035649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Alive in the Classroom.
Quinn, James E.
Missouri English Bulletin, v26 n4 p16-9 Oct 1969
Tom Stoppard's play, "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," focuses on the antics and tragedy of two minor characters in Shakespeare's "Hamlet." Although satirical of their philosophical pretensions, the play conveys the uncertainty and confusion of its two principal characters and thus reflects modern man's dilemma. The provocative questions raised by the play lend themselves to lively classroom discussion and could also provide insights into the study of "Hamlet." (Numerous topics for composition or discussion are included, as well as a brief bibliography of reviews on the play.) (MF)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Association of Teachers of English.