Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Allusions & Cultural References
When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
Literature and Philosophy
- Scenes from Shakespeare's Hamlet are interspersed throughout.
- The Rape of the Sabine Women is an episode in Plutarch's Lives (1.187)
- Socrates (3.205)
- When the player references "juvenile companies" he may be talking about the groups of child actors that began to appear around Shakespeare's time (1.161)