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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are What? (37)
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 52. Friday, 7 Sep 1990.
 
Date:         Fri, 07 Sep 90 09:20:45 EDT
From:         Ken Steele <
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Subject:      Stoppard's New Rosencrantz & Guildenstern
 
I hope this announcement will be of interest to SHAKSPEReans elsewhere,
but it should certainly be brought to the attention of Toronto members.
 
Tom Stoppard has directed a completely rewritten and rearranged version
of his 1968 award-winning play, *Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead*,
and this cinematic production is premiering in Toronto next week.  The
film stars Richard Dreyfuss and Gary Oldman, and is distributed by Nova
Entertainment.
 
The film is showing as part of the annual international Festival of
Festivals here in Toronto.  I am aware of only *two* showtimes:
 
    Wednesday September 12, 1990     6:45pm
      Varsity 2 Theatre, 55 Bloor Street West (Manulife Centre)
 
    Friday September 14, 1990        1:00pm
      Cumberland 2 Theatre, 159 Cumberland
 
Knowing Stoppard's tendency to revise, even in rehearsal, this film will
probably present an entirely new text.  SHAKSPEReans outside commuting
distance to Toronto, don't despair: a local advertisement also promises
the film is "Coming this fall from Nova Entertainment" -- which sounds
somewhat promising.
 
                                          Ken Steele
                                          University of Toronto
 

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