AP Reading List – Book-a-Day: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

RosencrantzAuthor:  Tom Stoppard

Category:  Comedy

Overview: A perspective on Hamlet from two minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who died in the original play.

What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:

Chris: “Stoppard takes two minor characters from Hamlet and tells us the story from their perspective.  Simply hilarious, this will make you laugh out loud as well as want to re-read the original tale.”

Ethan: “Borrowing from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Stoppard takes two minor characters and makes them his own. I’d recommend being familiar with Shakespeare’s original play first so that you can fully appreciate Stoppard’s alternative portrayal.”


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