Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

The play is an absurdist, existential tragicomedy that follows two minor characters from Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who are now the protagonists in their own story. As they stumble through philosophical debates and encounter a troupe of actors while trying to understand the nature of reality and their own existence, they find themselves increasingly out of their depth in a world where they have little control over their fate. The narrative weaves in and out of events from "Hamlet," offering a humorous and poignant perspective on free will, chance, and the search for meaning in a seemingly indifferent universe.

The 1330th greatest book of all time


Published
1966
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
126
Words
29,000
Original Language
English

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