Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Author: Tom Stoppard
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-04-18
ISBN: 0571301096
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Book Excerpt:

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a play which, as it were, takes place in the wings of Hamlet, and finds both humour and poignancy in the situation of the ill-fated attendant lords. The National Theatre production in April 1967 made Tom Stoppard's reputation virtually overnight. Its wit, stagecraft and verbal verve remain as exhilarating as they were then and the play has become a contemporary classic. 'One of the most original and engaging of post-war plays.' Daily Telegraph

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard Book Analysis

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Publsiher: BrightSummaries.com
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2019-04-08
ISBN: 2808018525
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard Book Analysis Book Excerpt:

Unlock the more straightforward side of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard. The play’s titular characters are the courtiers from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and the story of the Danish prince is interwoven with their discussions as they ponder why they are there and what their purpose is. The play is among Stoppard’s best-known works, and garnered acclaim for the brilliance of its writing and for its reflections on chance, fate and the nature of identity. Tom Stoppard is one of the most produced playwrights in the world, and has won four Tony Awards and an Academy Award for his screenplay for Shakespeare in Love. Find out everything you need to know about Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Modern Monologue Men

The Modern Monologue   Men
Author: Michael Earley,Philippa Keil
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1993
ISBN: 9780413672100
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern Monologue Men Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Analysis of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Analysis of  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Author: Karl Mattern
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2007-12
ISBN: 3638667588
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analysis of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Book Excerpt:

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Mannheim (Lehrstuhl Anglistik II), course: Classics of 20th Century British Drama, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead in its present form is the result of several drafts and older versions of this play, which Tom Stoppard wrote and staged. The first one was Rosencrantz and Guildenstern meet King Lear and was performed by amateur actors at a Ford Foundation cultural picnic in Berlin, in 1964. In this form the play was a one-act comedy in verse.1 In the following years the title changed and Stoppard rewrote the play into prose. At the Edinburgh Festival in 1966 the play had its break through and soon later its script was bought and produced by the National Theatre at the Old Vic. According to the Sunday Times it was "the most important event in the British professional theatre of the last nine years."2 The reason for the enthusiastic reactions towards the play is the fact that it illustrates the confusion of mankind in the post-modern world. Today's pluralism leaves the individual all to himself. The unity, which used to be created by religion, class or moral values, has been split up in favour of countless parallel existing societies with their own moral ideals and goals. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is a comical depiction of two friends looking for an orientation in a world, which to them has lost its orders and values. By using Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who are the two courtiers from Elsinore, from Shakespeare's Hamlet, Stoppard shows an unknown perspective of Hamlet. It is the one of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Without knowing the entire plot they experience the action from their point of view and constantly try to find explanations of their roles and future in the play. The lack of orientation and the absence of reliable values in this strange world re

Tom Stoppard Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Tom Stoppard  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Author: Roger Sales
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 155
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dramatic Closure

Dramatic Closure
Author: June Schlueter
Publsiher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780838635834
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dramatic Closure Book Excerpt:

In Dramatic Closure, author June Schlueter explores closure within both a traditional Aristotelian paradigm and contemporary reader-response theory, necessarily revising narrative insights to accommodate the special features of drama as a literary and performance form. Examples of plays from Oedipus to the present appear throughout the book, and individual chapters are dedicated to sustained discussions of William Shakespeare's King Lear, Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mount Morgan, and Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire. The author emphasizes Shakespeare and, especially, modern drama in the belief that these plays provide salient models of the theoretical principles of reading toward closure. A chapter on tendencies in modern plays covers a wide range of material, suggesting ways in which twentieth-century drama disrupts the Aristotelian model and defers to the provisional or unsettling end. In her theoretical discussion, Schlueter explores how literary, theatrical, and cultural conventions cooperate and collide; how the dramatic or performance text designates what Wolfgang Iser calls a text's "response-inviting structure"; how that structure activates conventions and predispositions throughout its sequence of reading moments, shaping, frustrating, and satisfying expectations; and how readers constitute texts as they read toward closure. The assumption throughout is that all texts, whether stable or transgressive, necessarily engage the question of how, when, and where to end and that all readers, whether of literary or performance texts, are implicated in closure.

Second Thoughts

Second Thoughts
Author: David Galef
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 388
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780814326473
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second Thoughts Book Excerpt:

How does our perspective change after the first reading? What distortions emerge through repetition? How do we determine what's worth rereading and what is the role of such repetition in our lives? What are the gains and losses? This work investigates the rereading of texts from various genres.

The Shakespeare Myth

The Shakespeare Myth
Author: Graham Holderness
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9780719014888
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Inter Actions

Inter Actions
Author: Nelvin Vos
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2009-05-16
ISBN: 9780761844709
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inter Actions Book Excerpt:

This book is an exploration of the linguistic, structural, historical, and thematic relationships of religion and drama. It is not an attempt to sacralize drama so that it becomes a substitute for religion, nor will it reduce religion to its aesthetic dimension. What does religion tell us about drama, and what does drama tell us about religion? What have been their inter-actions in our tradition? The conversation between religion and culture, drama and Christianity, needs to be ongoing. This book is a contribution to the dialogue, asking questions, pointing towards possible answers, and encouraging others to join in the conversation.

Talking Back to Shakespeare

Talking Back to Shakespeare
Author: Martha Tuck Rozett
Publsiher: University of Delaware Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780874135299
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking Back to Shakespeare Book Excerpt:

"This book is about the way in which Shakespeare's plays have inspired readers to "talk back" and about some of the forms such talking back can assume. It is also about the way different interpretive communities, including students, read their cultural, political, and moral assumptions into Shakespeare's plays, appropriating and transforming elements of plot, character, and verbal text while challenging what they see as the ideological premises of the plays. Texts that talk back to Shakespeare pose questions, offer alternatives, take liberties, and fill in gaps. Some of the transformations discussed in Talking Back to Shakespeare challenge deeply held assumptions such as, for instance, that Hamlet is a tragic hero and Shylock a stereotypical grasping usurer. Others invent prior or subsequent lives for Shakespeare's characters (women characters in particular) so as to account for their actions and imagine their lives more fully than Shakespeare chooses to do. Very few of these works have received much critical attention, and some are virtually unknown or forgotten." "Rather than a comprehensive study of Shakespeare transformations, Talking Back to Shakespeare is an innovative exploration of the kinship between the kind of talking back that occurs in the classroom and the kind to be found in texts produced by writers who "rewrite" some of Shakespeare's most frequently taught and performed plays. Such re-visions unsettle the cultural authority of the plays and expose the accumulated lore that surrounds them to probing, often irreverent scrutiny." "Much of the talking back comes from marginalized readers: women, like Lillie Wyman, author of Gertrude of Denmark: An Interpretive Romance, and other nineteenth-century women critics, or Jewish writers, like Arnold Wesker, whose play The Merchant transforms the relationship between Antonio and Shylock. Some talking back comes from an international collection of oppositional voices of the 1960s, including Charles Marowitz, Aime Cesaire, Eugene Ionesco, and Joseph Papp. Talking Back to Shakespeare ranges from popular books like the recent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley to obscure, seldom-read ones like Percy MacKaye's ambitious four-play prequel, The Mystery of Hamlet, King of Denmark. What these published texts share with student journal entries and transformations is the assumption, familiar to postmodern readers, that Shakespeare's plays are essentially unstable, culturally determined constructs capable of acquiring new meanings and new forms. By bringing together these two kinds of "talking back," Rozett challenges the traditional separation between critical and pedagogical inquiry that has until recently dominated English studies."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Textual Shakespeare

Textual Shakespeare
Author: Graham Holderness
Publsiher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781902806211
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textual Shakespeare Book Excerpt:

'Textual Shakespeare' reassesses the Bard as a writer in the light of the late-20th century revolution in bibliography and textual studies. Reviewing debates in textual theory and practice, Holderness concludes that 'Shakespeare' is not a writer but a collection of documents.

Masterpieces of Modern British and Irish Drama

Masterpieces of Modern British and Irish Drama
Author: Sanford Sternlicht
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780313333231
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masterpieces of Modern British and Irish Drama Book Excerpt:

Gives students a convenient overview of 10 major works of modern British and Irish drama.

The Reel Shakespeare

The Reel Shakespeare
Author: Lisa S. Starks,Courtney Lehmann
Publsiher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780838639399
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reel Shakespeare Book Excerpt:

This collection models an approach to Shakespeare and cinema that is concerned with the other side of Shakespeare's Hollywood celebrity, taking the reader on a practical and theoretical tour through important, non-mainstream films and the oppositional messages they convey. The collection includes essays on early silent adaptations of 'Hamlet', Greenway's 'Prospero's Books', Godard's 'King Lear', Hall's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Taymor's 'Titus', Polanski's 'Macbeth', Welles 'Chimes at Midnight', and Van Sant's 'My Own Private Idaho'.

Sacred Theatre

Sacred Theatre
Author: Ralph Yarrow,Franc Chamberlain
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1841501530
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Theatre Book Excerpt:

The contributors awareness of the innate ambiguity of the terms sacred and performance provides an animated discussion of their relationship, including a variety of differing critical responses to an array of plays, texts and performances. The book examines not only the structural understandings and functions of the sacred in theatre, but also experimental and personal experiences. Sacred Theatre examines both theatrical and more multi-disciplinary approaches to the sacred, offering stimulation for discussion within performance and theatre teaching.

Shakespeare

Shakespeare
Author: Herbert R. Coursen
Publsiher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780838637746
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare Book Excerpt:

The purpose of this book is to examine recent productions of Shakespeare on stage and film and to lay out some interpretive guidelines for responding to the scripts as recreated in these two very different formats and within the conflicted environment of shifting critical paradigms. The two traditions - Shakespeare on stage and Shakespeare on film - have experienced a midair collision with postmodernism. The results are beginning to be chronicled.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Author: Tom Stoppard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 153
Release: 1983
ISBN: 9783425040813
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Book Excerpt:

An interpretation of Tom Stoppard s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead

An interpretation of Tom Stoppard s  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead
Author: Frank Gillard,Adeline Gorbahn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 90
Release: 1983
ISBN: 9783425094816
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An interpretation of Tom Stoppard s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead Book Excerpt:

Tom Stoppard Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Jumpers and Travesties

Tom Stoppard  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead  Jumpers and Travesties
Author: T. Bareham
Publsiher: Red Globe Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1990
ISBN: 0333423860
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tom Stoppard Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Jumpers and Travesties Book Excerpt:

A selection of critical commentary, from the casebook series, on three major plays in the early to middle period of Stoppard's career as a dramatist, including his own comments on his aims and methods. Dyson's introduction examines the main elements in Stoppard's work, tracing various strands in critical response.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Author: John Stoppard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1987
ISBN: 9781531182892
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Author: Tom Stoppard
Publsiher: Samuel French , Limited
Total Pages: 68
Release: 1970
ISBN: 9780573013386
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Book Excerpt:

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.