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When the National Theatre needed a last-minute substitute for a canceled production of As You Like It, Kenneth Tynan decided to stage Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, a work by an unfamiliar author that had received discouraging notices from provincial critics at its Edinburgh Festival debut. mostra'n més Of course, the play, when it opened in April 1967, met with universal acclaim. In New York the next year, it was chosen best play by the Drama Critics Circle. In such an unlikely way, Tom Stoppard came to light. Born in Czechoslovakia, a country he left (for Singapore) when he was an infant, he began his literary career as a journalist in Bristol, where play reviewing led to playwriting. After Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Stoppard's reputation suffered through the production of a number of minor works, whose intellectual preoccupations were shrugged off by reviewers: Enter a Free Man (1968; "an adolescent twinge of a play," N.Y. Times), The Real Inspector Hound (1968; "lightweight," N.Y. Times), and After Magritte. But in the 1970s, the initial enthusiasms aroused by Rosencrantz and Guildenstern were more than vindicated by the production of two full-length plays, Jumpers (1974) and the antiwar play Travesties (1975), whose immense verbal and theatrical inventiveness made them absolute successes on both sides of the Atlantic. Stoppard's method from the start has been to contrive explanations for highly unlikely encounters---of objects (the ironing board, old lady, and bowler hat of After Magritte), characters (Joyce, Lenin, and Tzara in Travesties), and even plays (Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties, and The Real Thing, 1982). In the 1970s, Tynan called for Stoppard---as a Czech and as an artist---to engage himself politically. But although political subjects have since found their way into pieces from Every Good Boy Deserves Favor (1977) to Squaring the Circle (1985), politics and art seem to have become just two more of the playwright's irreconcilables, which meet, but never join, in the logical frames of his comedy. The presence of political material---such as the Lenin sections that nearly ruin the second part of Travesties---has occasionally strained the structure of the plays. But in The Real Thing Stoppard is comfortable enough with the satire on art and activism to bring a third subject, love, into the mix. Stoppard has acknowledged his Eastern European heritage nonpolitically, in a series of adaptations of plays by Arthur Schnitzler (see Vol. 2), Johann Nestroy, and Ferenc Molnar. (Bowker Author Biography) Tom Stoppard is the author of many plays, including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Jumpers, Travesties, and The Invention of Love. He lives in London. (Publisher Provided) mostra'n menys
Nota de desambiguació:

(dut) The author was born as Tomas Straussler. After the death of his father, his mother married the Brittish Major Stoppard, and Tom since accepted his name.


Obres de Tom Stoppard

Arcàdia (1993) 2,666 exemplars
Travesties (1974) 979 exemplars
The Real Thing (1982) 720 exemplars
The Invention of Love (1997) 696 exemplars
Jumpers (1972) 612 exemplars
Shakespeare In Love [1998 film] (1998) — Screenwriter — 484 exemplars
Tom Stoppard Plays 5 (1978) 412 exemplars
Brazil [1985 film] (1985) — Screenwriter — 352 exemplars
The Real Inspector Hound (1976) 314 exemplars
Rock'n'roll (2006) 305 exemplars
Shakespeare in Love: A Screenplay (1998) 284 exemplars
Lord Malquist & Mr Moon (1966) 231 exemplars
Hapgood (1988) 198 exemplars
Indian Ink (1995) 184 exemplars
Night and Day (1978) 173 exemplars
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead [1990 film] (1990) — Director — 113 exemplars
Empire of the Sun [1987 film] (1987) — Screenwriter — 112 exemplars
Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth (1979) 112 exemplars
Enter a Free Man (1968) 109 exemplars
Anna Karenina [2012 film] (2012) — Screenwriter — 105 exemplars
On the Razzle (1981) 102 exemplars
Tom Stoppard Plays 4 (1999) 93 exemplars
Artist Descending a Staircase (1973) 88 exemplars
Leopoldstadt (2020) 82 exemplars
The Hard Problem (2015) 74 exemplars
After Magritte (1971) 69 exemplars
Conversations with Stoppard (1995) 68 exemplars
Rough Crossing (1985) 64 exemplars
Enigma [2001 film] (2002) — Screenwriter — 62 exemplars
The Russia House [1990 film] (1990) — Screenwriter — 54 exemplars
Albert's Bridge and Other Plays (1977) 50 exemplars
Albert's Bridge (1969) 35 exemplars
In the Native State (1991) 33 exemplars
Squaring the Circle (1985) 30 exemplars
If You're Glad I'll be Frank (1976) 29 exemplars
Four Plays for Radio (1985) 24 exemplars
Tulip Fever [2017 film] (2014) — Screenwriter — 24 exemplars
Darkside (2013) 14 exemplars
A Separate Peace (1977) 13 exemplars
Billy Bathgate [1991 film] (1991) — Screenwriter — 12 exemplars
Despair [1978 film] (1978) — Screenwriter — 11 exemplars
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (2018) 8 exemplars
Poodle Springs [1998 film] (1998) — Writer — 7 exemplars
Professional Foul (1979) 6 exemplars
Tom Stoppard Radio Plays (2012) 5 exemplars
Where Are They Now? 4 exemplars
The Boundary (1991) 4 exemplars
Dirty Linen and New-Found-Land (1976) 3 exemplars
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead [theatre programme] (2017) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Galileo 3 exemplars
Modern One-act Plays (1993) 3 exemplars
The Hard Problem [theatre programme] — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Cahoot's Macbeth 1 exemplars
Dogg's Hamlet 1 exemplars
New-Found-Land 1 exemplars
Travesties [theatre programme] — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Neutral Ground 1 exemplars
TOPLU OYUNLARI 3 1 exemplars
Teeth 1 exemplars
Hapgood ; Rock and roll (2007) 1 exemplars
Dirty Linen 1 exemplars
Tm Oyunlar II 1 exemplars
The Radio Plays (2019) 1 exemplars
La invención del amor (2011) 1 exemplars
TOPLU OYUNLARI 1 1 exemplars

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Nom oficial
Straussler, Tomas
Stoppard, Tom
Altres noms
Boot, William
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Zlín, Czechoslovakia
Llocs de residència
Zlín, Czechoslovakia (birth)
Darjeeling, India
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, UK
London, England, UK
Mount Hermon School
Dolphin School, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Pocklington School, Yorkshire, England, UK
Stoppard, Miriam (wife|divorced)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (2000)
Western Daily Press (reporter ∙ critic)
Bristol Evening World (feature writer ∙ humor columnist ∙ drama critic)
BBC Radio
Shakespeare Schools Festival (mostra-les totes 10)
Index on Censorship
Amnesty International
Committee Against Psychiatric Abuse
The London Library (president)
Premis i honors
Order of Merit (2000)
Commander, Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (1978)
Knight Bachelor (1997)
Royal Society of Literature (1972)
PEN Pinter prize (2013)
David Cohen Prize (2017) (mostra-les totes 20)
John Whiting Award
Honorary Fellow, British Academy (2017)
PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award (2015)
America Award in Literature (2017)
Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement (2013)
American Theater Hall of Fame (1999)
Honorary doctorate, Yale University (2000)
Honorary degree, Cambridge University (2000)
Honorary Patronage, University Philosophical Society, Trinity College, Dublin
The London Library (2002)
Tony Award (5x)
Laurence Olivier Award
Academy Award (1999)
Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award (2017)
Anthony Jones (PFD)
Biografia breu
Tom Stoppard was born Tomáš Straussler to a Jewish family in Zlín, Czechoslovakia. With their parents Eugen Straussler, a doctor employed by the Bata shoe company, and Martha Becková, he and his brother fled the country in 1939 to escape Nazi occupation. \The family went to Singapore, where Bata had a factory. Tom, his mother and brother fled to Australia in 1941. Tom spent three years in a boarding school in Darjeeling, India. In 1945, his mother married Kenneth Stoppard. Tom attended the Dolphin School in Nottinghamshire, and later Pocklington School in Yorkshire. He left school at age 17 and began working as a journalist for the Western Daily Press in Bristol. IHe also wrote short radio plays and in 1960, moved to London and launched himself as a playwright with A Walk on the Water, later re-titled Enter a Free Man.
Nota de desambiguació
The author was born as Tomas Straussler. After the death of his father, his mother married the Brittish Major Stoppard, and Tom since accepted his name.



Tom Stoppard, James Saunders, Harold Pinter
betty_s | Oct 16, 2023 |
I remember enjoying this when I read it in high school, assigned by our English teacher on the heels of reading, analyzing, and discussing Hamlet. I haven't read Hamlet since then, but still enjoyed the re-read of this farcical play. A few times I wished I'd better remembered some of the details of what it is set around, but it didn't detract from my reading too much.

These two bit characters who were sent to spy on Hamlet are now the focal point, while Hamlet, the king, queen, and others of that ilk merely intrude upon Rosencrantz & Guildenstern's musings. The quick wit, back and forth, and the foreshadowing of the event that the very title lends knowledge to, make this a fun, snappy read. It's also very meta from time to time, and doesn't take itself too seriously. I'm sure some of it went over my head, and if I'd read Hamlet more recently, I may have gotten more out of it. But I am still glad I read it again and refreshed my memory of why I think of this book fondly.… (més)
Kristi_D | Hi ha 89 ressenyes més | Sep 22, 2023 |
I feel one must be in the mood
for moonlight and music and infinitude
to really enjoy this play.
But what do I know?

Entropically ironical,
chaotic and clever and Byronical,
and jolly and gay:
et in arcadia ego.
yarb | Hi ha 52 ressenyes més | Aug 2, 2023 |
"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" è una commedia teatrale del drammaturgo britannico Tom Stoppard, scritta nel 1966. La pièce è una rivisitazione dell'opera di William Shakespeare "Amleto", vista attraverso gli occhi dei personaggi secondari Rosencrantz e Guildenstern.

La trama segue Rosencrantz e Guildenstern, due amici d'infanzia di Amleto, che vengono chiamati alla corte del re per spiare e indagare sull'insolito comportamento del principe. Tuttavia, i due non riescono a capire il significato delle parole e degli eventi che li circondano, finendo per diventare vittime della loro stessa ignoranza e confusione.

La pièce è caratterizzata da un intreccio di dialoghi comici e filosofici, che esplorano temi come la vita, la morte, l'identità, la realtà e la percezione. In particolare, la pièce mette in discussione la natura della verità e delle apparenze, suggerendo che la realtà può essere soggettiva e mutabile.

"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" è una delle opere più celebri di Tom Stoppard e ha ricevuto numerosi premi e riconoscimenti. La pièce è stata spesso rappresentata in tutto il mondo ed è considerata un classico del teatro contemporaneo.


The title "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" is significant because it immediately sets up the central premise of the play, which is a reimagining of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" from the perspective of two minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

In Shakespeare's play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are childhood friends of Hamlet who are summoned to the Danish court by Hamlet's uncle, King Claudius, to spy on Hamlet and determine the cause of his erratic behavior. In Stoppard's play, however, the focus is not on Hamlet but on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern themselves, who are portrayed as bumbling and confused figures trying to make sense of the world around them.

The title of the play, with its blunt declaration that the two characters are dead, also foreshadows the tragic ending of the play, in which Rosencrantz and Guildenstern meet their demise offstage, as they do in Shakespeare's play. The title thus serves as a reminder of the inescapable fate that awaits all mortal beings, regardless of their status or importance.

Overall, the title "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" is significant because it encapsulates both the central premise and the overarching themes of the play, while also signaling the tragic fate that awaits all human beings.
… (més)
AntonioGallo | Hi ha 89 ressenyes més | Jul 2, 2023 |


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