“We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.” #Bridge #QuotsyAug19
This is a very popular play written in the 1960s. From Shmoop: “The play cleverly re-interprets Shakespeare's Hamlet from the point of view of two minor characters: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The Laurel-and-Hardy-like pair are totally incidental to the action of Hamlet, subject to the whims of the King Claudius – who gets them to betray Hamlet – and then tricked by Hamlet into delivering a letter that condemns them to death.”
IF you can see the hill in the distance, that's where my house is! Alternative route to & from the shops pictured, I prefer the park route I've been posting!
Haven't had any additional fruit & veg in my diet, just the usual amount which I'm not counting as I haven't gone out of my way to consume it.
Have tagged the book I've completed.
#bfc progress not so good this week, but I did have a hospital appt & a visit to Bletchley. @wanderinglynn
3 🌟 My replacement for G on #litsyatoz @BookishMarginalia as I wasn't getting on with my original (The Goldfinch). Also my replacement for #booked2019 #booktomovie @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
It was OK but I might have to borrow the 1990 film!
Ah, now I know how I came across this or, more precisely, what inspired me to read it—Waiting for Godot. This play also centers on two characters who bumble & stumble their way through ridiculous conversations, & brief moments of profound, albeit usually unrecognized, observations/revelations as they are caught up in events (they are two minor characters in Hamlet—who appears along with several other characters) larger than themselves. Fun read.
My next read comes straight from the “I randomly decided I needed to read this though I can‘t remember exactly why” part of my brain. Honestly, I‘m a little surprised I haven‘t already read it—my husband tells me he‘s read it!—but there is always a book that slides through the cracks. According to my husband, I can expect a very funny read.
"Don't clap too loudly---it's a very old world."
Tom Stoppard's play was published 12 years after Waiting for Godot & reads like a humorous, meta version of Beckett's play. It was a real pleasure to read this & although I think it'd be rewarding to reread Hamlet, I didn't find it necessary. Interspersed with R & G's absurdist shenanigans are some poignant moments & heart stopping reflections on mortality.
Really glad I read this! It was a challenging read for me in so far as it's been a few years since I've read a play for leisure (or at all...) and I found had to get my head wrapped around the story in a different way than when I read novels. I also struggled somewhat to remember the plot of Hamlet, to be totally honest. Once I started getting into it, I enjoyed this play and even laughed out loud a few times!
And now for something totally different from the chick lit fiction I've been reading lately. This was an impulse Amazon purchase recently. I studied Hamlet in Grade 12 and then (obviously HAD to) took a Shakespeare course in undergrad, but the first time I heard about this play was in my Intro to English class. I haven't read this before and am excited to!
“Do you want to play questions?
How do you play that?
You have to ask a question.
Statement. One - Love.
I haven't started yet.
Statement. Two - Love.
Are you counting that?
Are you counting that?
Foul. No repetition. Three - Love and game.
I'm not going to play if you're going to be like that.”
#QuotsyMay18 | 5: #Comic
Reading this for #freakyfriday recommendation by @hermyknee and hoping to find the movie on Netflix or Amazon as soon as I‘m finished because I think watching it dramatized would be sidesplitting. Reminds me a lot of Waiting for Godot, which I saw on the stage in NYC a million years ago!
I borrowed this one from the library but I am TOTALLY BUYING MY OWN COPY! This play is fun, absurd, and amazing. From the POV of two minor characters from Hamlet. The dialogue is on fire. If I could catch this live, I absolutely would...especially if I can haz Radcliffe...😂😂😂
Ros: We're (Hamlet's) friends.
Guil: How do you know?
Ros: From our young days brought up with him.
Guil: You've only got their word for it.
"Words, words, words." That's all we have. This is my first Stoppard play. Brilliant, existentialist humour. The absurdity of the roles we're expected to play in life & realising that we might have been miscast. It helped me understand Hamlet in that context: how some people can never adjust to faking it.
SIFF Film Center was screening the production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead currently playing at the Old Vic starring Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire, and @RavenRenegade and I had entirely too much fun (and ran into bookish people, including @Colleen ). I absolutely adore this play, and it was amazing to see this production, even from across the pond! SO. GOOD.
Shakespeare's two poor dumb bastards, caught up in words. (Now I want to watch the movie again)
#readathon book 2 (there was an impromptu post-bath nap in there)
Perfect way to start my Easter holiday is seeing Daniel Radcliffe in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead in London! Really enjoyed the play, absolutely loved seeing Dan Rad prove his acting ability!
Lucky little me got to see Daniel Radcliffe last night in the hilarious Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead at the Old Vic! It was fantastic, I loved the word play and the actors they really were superb- highly recommended if your near London!! #london #bookworm #theatre
#feistyfeb #alltheworldsastage When I read Hamlet in high school we had to do a group project. My group decided to read this play and put on a small production of a portion of it. One of my best memories of things I was (sort of) forced to read in school!
I think the best example of #alltheworldsastage is Stoppard's play that puts onstage everything in Hamlet that happened off-stage.
In this scene, Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern are practicing Verbal Tennis, where the goal is to answer every question with another question and never reveal any information. They get badly outplayed on-stage in Hamlet (but off-stage in Stoppard).
"We're more of the love, blood, and rhetoric school. Well, we can do you blood and love without the rhetoric, and we can do you blood and rhetoric without the love, and we can do you all three concurrent or consecutive. But we can't give you love and rhetoric without the blood. Blood is compulsory. They're all blood, you see."
SO IN THE MOOD TO READ THIS.
Unfortunately I work a 12-hour shift today ? but I know what I'll be reading later!
The "iconic duo" thing went a bit cuckoo on twitter. This duo immediately came to mind - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. OMG I love them so much!! So I thought we could do an #IconicDuo #LiteraryEdition here @Litsy Who is your iconic literary duo??? This is so much fun to think about!! Can't wait to see everyone's replies.
"We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except the memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered."
? Gets me every single time.
As we know, there are literally hundreds of movies made from books but I wanted to choose one that maybe most people haven't seen.
I love Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. The book is based on these two minor characters from Hamlet and fun fact, the movie is directed by the same man who wrote the book, Tom Stoppard.
WATCH IT PEOPLE YOU WILL ALL LOVE IT
#RosencrantzandGuildenstern #septphotochallenge #day8 #MadeIntoAMovie
A hilarious play from the point of view of two minor characters in Hamlet. These naive friends don't seem to notice that something is rotten in Denmark. So good!