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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead  (1990)

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Theatrical MPAA Rating:
PG
Theatrical Feature Running Time:
118 mins

Theatrical Release Information:
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Much as he would later do with Shakespeare in Love (1998), writer Tom Stoppard delivered a tale of Shakespearean origin from a skewed and unexpected perspective. In this case, it's the perspective of two relatively minor characters from Hamlet, Rosencrantz (Gary Oldman) and Guildenstern (Tim Roth), courtiers who, in the original play, were dispatched offstage before the narrative's conclusion. In Stoppard's script (which he also directed), the two supporting players take center stage as the events unfold in Elsinore Castle. Unable to determine the source of the prince's tortured despair, the duo ponders the question of fate as their predetermined roles are played out. Meanwhile, they dabble in a little verbal tennis and some ill-advised science experiments, and endure the puzzling attentions of mysterious wandering thespians led by (Richard Dreyfuss). Ordered to accompany Hamlet (Iain Glen) to England, the pair learn that the letter they carry instructs that nation's king to decapitate their mentally unbalanced and irksome charge, a revelation that Hamlet overhears. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide


Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Trivia

Who played Rosencrantz in the movie Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead?
Gary Oldman played Rosencrantz in the movie Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Who played Guildenstern in the movie Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead?
Tim Roth played Guildenstern in the movie Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Who played Player King in the movie Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead?
Richard Dreyfuss played Player King in the movie Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Who played Hamlet in the movie Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead?
Iain Glen played Hamlet in the movie Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Who played Ophelia in the movie Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead?
Joanna Roth played Ophelia in the movie Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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