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King William Players Perform "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" at St. John's College
FOR RELEASE: April 12, 2013
CONTACT: Gregory Shook, 410-626-2539
The King William Players, St. John’s College’s student theater troupe, will perform “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” directed by St. John’s senior Alicia Stanley. Performances will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on April 26 at 8 p.m.; April 27 at 8 p.m.; and on April 28 at 2 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public.
“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” is an absurdist, tragic comedy by Tom Stoppard. First staged at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1966, the play expands upon the exploits of two minor characters from Shakespeare's “Hamlet:” Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Stoppard's play flips Shakespeare's original perspective by giving the comedic duo leading roles and reducing all of Shakespeare's major characters to minor roles.
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