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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what kind of death does the Player say people only believe?



2. What does Rosencrantz tell the Player about Hamlet?



3. What does Guildenstern explain to Rosencrantz about Hamlet's whereabouts?



4. As characters enter and exit the stage, what is Rosencrantz's objection?



5. How does Hamlet address Rosencrantz when he pulls him aside?



Essay Topics

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.

Write a paper on the importance of dialogue in a play. Describe how the dialogue in Stoppard's play sounds real as opposed to being contrived. What does an audience get from the dialogueue? How is dialog in a play like telling a story?

Do some research on the Elizabethan theater and write a paper on how Stoppard's staging of his play borrows from staging during Shakespeare's time. In your paper include how the Player and his troupe were able to stage plays as they moved from place to place.

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