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Critical Essay by Normand Berlin

SOURCE: "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: Theater of Criticism," in Modern Drama, Vol. XVI, Nos. 3-4, December, 1973, pp. 269-77.

Berlin argues that, rather than encouraging active involvement in the play's events, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead promotes a distanced, critical response. Stoppard, he asserts, "forces us to be conscious observers of a play frozen before us in order that it may be examined critically. "

Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead entered the theater world of 1966-67 with much fanfare, and in the ensuing years it has acquired a surprisingly high reputation as a modern classic. It is an important play, but its importance is of a very special kind up to now not acknowledged. The play has fed the modern critics' and audiences' hunger for "philosophical" significances, and as...

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