Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write a paper on how effectively you think Stoppard's use of Shakespeare's play works in ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. Do you think it is necessary to see the Shakespearean play before reading or viewing Stoppard's play? How well do you think Stoppard's use of two otherwise minor characters as the leads works.

Essay Topic 2

Write a paper on comic relief in a tragedy. Explain why it is a necessary element in a drama that will ultimately end in disaster. Evaluate how well Stoppard uses this tool in his play.

Essay Topic 3

Write a paper about friendship. Using Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as examples, describe how one friend is usually dominant. Also write about how even the best of friends often quarrel or bicker.

Essay Topic 4

Write a paper about minimalist staging of a play. In ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, there is little in the way...

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