Already closed | 2h 45m | Boston

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Huntington Theatre Company)

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining

About the show

Huntington Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning Best Play, a modern-day classic tragicomedy, which imagines the lives of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s "Hamlet." More…

From the show:

Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning Best Play arrives in a marvelously funny, spectacularly beautiful new production. This modern-day classic tragicomedy imagines the lives of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As the story unfolds, they voice their confusion about the play that’s being performed without them, untangling bigger questions about life and death, reality and art. It’s all from the pen of Academy Award and four-time Best Play Tony Award winner Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, The Real Thing, and Arcadia), and directed by the Huntington’s own Artistic Director, Peter DuBois.

2h 45m | Already closed | Huntington Avenue Theatre (Boston)

Member Reviews (7)


Funny, Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Entertaining
Avg Score

Quirky, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting, Funny

See it if you're looking for a play that's smart, witty and well acted. Leads playing Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were both very good.

Don't see it if you're not interested in seeing what is essentially two actors talking thru the entire play. Also, a third act makes it seem rather long.

Excruciating, Slow, Banal, Confusing

See it if You like a modern twist of Shakespeare classic

Don't see it if You are not familiar with Hamlet, or you are looking for something more entertaining

Funny, Great acting, Clever

See it if You understand Hamlet and enjoy absurdism.

Don't see it if If you aren't into absurdist theater this is definitely not for you. Also, if you aren't a fan of the Bard you might get a little lost.

Also The two leads in this show alone make it worth seeing. I'm not really ... Read more Read less

Resonant, Intelligent, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if See it if you like Shakespeare. It’s a clever twist on one of the greatest stories ever written (Hamlet) and is a lot of fun to watch.

Don't see it if Don’t see it if you don’t like Shakespeare or plays where you have to concentrate on what’s happening on stage.

Refreshing, Great staging, Clever, Profound, Funny

See it if Like Hamlet, likes a good laugh and likes to think.

Don't see it if Tou have trouble understanding English. It was very hard to understand some parts even for native speakers.

Delightful, Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if The clever and quirky depiction of the dim witted and somewhat naïve title characters was funny and delightful. I’d love to see it again!

Don't see it if If you want something fluffy or non thought provoking then skip this clever show.

Literary, Dizzying, Funny, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You appreciate clever use of language and play on words.

Don't see it if You are hard of hearing as the dialogue is fast and difficult to follow if there is much noise around you.

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