Year: 1967

Title of the play: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Author: Tom Stoppard

Director: Derek Goldby

Others in the Cast: John Stride, David Ryall, Kenneth Mackintosh, David Bailie, Mary Griffiths, John McEnery, David Hargreaves, Caroline John, Peter Cellier

Company/Event: World Premiere by the National Theatre Company

Theatre and location: Old Vic, London

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Plot summary: 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. They are portrayed as two fools in a world that is beyond their understanding. Their own memories are not reliable or complete and they misunderstand each other as they stumble through philosophical arguments while not realizing the implications to themselves. At times Guildenstern appears to be more enlightened than Rosencrantz; at times both of them appear to be equally confounded by the events occurring around them.

Peth’s role: Guildenstern

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