Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Quotes by Tom Stoppard(page 3 of 4)
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Alfred is the only character amidst the Tragedians. He is often emasculated, and the Player plans to make him wear a skirt for The Rape of the Sabine Women. Ros and Guil seem to have sympathy for him, perhaps because he is an early victim of the Player's tyranny. When Guil questions him, Alfred admits that he doesn't like being an actor. Guil suggests that the two of them could create a "dramatic precedent" 1. What Guil means is that no two actors that we know of have ever just walked out of a play in the middle of it. Can you imagine going to see a play and having a few of the characters just walk off of the stage — Meh!
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Six actors and a three-man band, collectively known as the Tragedians, arrive. Their leader, known as the Player, explains that the group will perform for a small fee. Rosencrantz introduces himself as Guildenstern but quickly realizes his mistake. The Player offers to do practically anything for a few coins, but Rosencrantz misunderstands. The Tragedians prepare to leave. The Player says that they are heading to the court.
Alfred is a Stoppard invention who does not appear in Shakespeare's play.
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Act I: Entrance of Tragedians to First Change of Lights
Which guides should we add?, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead , often referred to as just Rosencrantz and Guildenstern , is an absurdist , existential tragicomedy by Tom Stoppard , first staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in The main setting is Denmark.