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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
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Recommended for: Hamlet fans
Read in January, 1994

Just a fantastic look at the world of Hamlet through the eyes of two minor characters from the play.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are a dynamic duo of characters. They are the Gilligan and Skipper, Abbot and Costello, Laurel and Hardy of literature.

Without giving too much away, the opening sequence of consecutive coin flips is hysterical, as is Rosencrantz's monologue about learning about death.

At the same time, it is so well written and introspective that it offers a real insight into the lives of two guys who are no different in many ways than the young men of today.

A must read.
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