Synopsis[ edit ] The play concerns the misadventures and musings of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters from William Shakespeare's Hamlet who are childhood friends of the prince, focusing on their actions with the events of Hamlet as background. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is structured as the inverse of Hamlet; the title characters are the leads, not supporting players, and Hamlet himself has only a minor role. The duo appears on stage here when they are off-stage in Shakespeare's play, with the exception of a few short scenes in which the dramatic events of both of the plays coincide.
Well, we can do you blood and love without the rhetoric, and we can do you blood and rhetoric without the love, and we can do you all three concurrent or consecutive. Is that what people want? I should concentrate on not losing your head.
I think we can say that. I think we can say he made us look ridiculous. We played it close to the chest, of course. Old ways are the best ways! He was scoring off us all down the line.
He caught us on the wrong foot once or twice, perhaps, but I thought we gained some ground. He might have had the edge.
Twenty-seven to three, and you think he might have had the edge? What about our evasions? Oh, our evasions were lovely - "Were you sent for? He had six rhetoricals.
It was question and answer, all right. Twenty-seven questions he got out in ten minutes, and answered three! We are tragedians, you see? There is no choice involved. The bad end unhappily, the good, unluckily.
That is what tragedy means. A new record, I imagine. Is that what you imagine? Not a flicker of doubt? I could be wrong. The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily I thought you had it. I do have it.Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead () Quotes on IMDb: Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, TV series and more.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Quotes (showing of 87) “We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”.
The characters were revived in W. S. Gilbert's satire, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and as the alienated heroes of Tom Stoppard's absurdist play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, which was adapted into a film. Everything you ever wanted to know about quotes about Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, written by experts with you in mind.
Explanation of the famous quotes in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, including all important speeches, comments, quotations, and monologues. 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 play expands upon the exploits of two minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet, the courtiers Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.