Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Reader's Diary #1400- Tom Stoppard: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

We live so much in our own heads that it's reasonable we'd consider ourselves the protagonists of our own stories. But what if we are minor, supporting characters in someone else's story?

Though Tom Stoppard's  Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead presents itself as an absurdist comedy, I have to say, when the fatalistic thought above occurred to me while reading the play, it clanged about in my head and bothered me more than it had any right.

Still, now that I'm done, I suppose it doesn't matter a hill of beans, so comedy was the way to go after all. Else it's all a little depressing, isn't it.

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