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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, 1990
A movie starring Gary Oldman as Rosencrantz, Tim Roth as Guildenstern, and Richard Dreyfuss as the Player.

Videos

Clip from the end of the film
A brief clip from the end of the film adaptation of the play. Note that this portion is not actually in the play itself, and if you search YouTube you'll find many other clips from the play.

Audios

BBC Interview
A chance to hear the playwright's voice as he talks about being Czech, being English, not going to college, and his relationship with philosophy, language, and himself.

Images

Screenshots from the Film

Here are a couple nice screenshots of Tim Roth as Guildenstern and Gary Oldman as Rosencrantz compiled by a serious fan of the play and the film. The URL won't take you right to it, but the page is easy to navigate. Just click on "Pictures" and then "Rare/random pics."

Playwright Photo

A nice photo of Stoppard from the New York Times.

Documents

Salon Article

A helpful overview of Stoppard's career and what he has contributed to the theater.

Paris Review Interview

A nice, lengthy interview where Stoppard talks about how he writes, the difference between the London and New York theater scenes, and where all the aphorisms and puns come from.

Stoppard Profile

A recent profile of the author and his contribution to the theater, printed in the London Telegraph.

New York Times Review of the Play

The original review of the play after it opened at the Alvin Theater in New York. To this day, many printed editions of the play keep the quote "very funny, very brilliant, very chilling" that comes from this review.

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