Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a play by Tom Stoppard that was first performed in 1966.
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Summary & Analysis
- Act I: Beginning of Play to Entrance of Tragedians
- Act I: Entrance of Tragedians to First Change of Lights
- Act I: Change of Lights to End of Act
- Act II: Beginning of Act to Entrance of Claudius, Gertrude, Polonius, and Ophelia
- Act II: Entrance of Claudius, Gertrude, Polonius, and Ophelia to Change of Lights
- Act II: Change of Lights to End of Act
- Act III: Beginning of the Act until the Letter Switch
- Act III: Morning until the End of the Play
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