Saturday, March 14, 2009
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
My first encounter with Tom Stoppard was when my father took my brother and I to see a community theater production of The Real Inspector Hound -- I was maybe eleven, and I absolutely loved it. Now, I'd read part of R&G as a high school drama student, but it occurred to me a little while ago (as I was thinking about the right way to teach probability) that I only knew the first act, and I had no idea how it ended. It is fascinating, the way it defines reality -- how reality fades in and out as Hamlet comes and goes. I wonder if the Steve Martin / Robin Williams production is any good?