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Re: Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1658  Thursday, 18 July 2002

[1]     From:   Marcia Eppich-Harris <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 17 Jul 2002 08:33:50 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1653 Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

[2]     From:   Janet Costa <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 17 Jul 2002 06:41:03 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1653 Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead


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From:           Marcia Eppich-Harris <
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Date:           Wednesday, 17 Jul 2002 08:33:50 -0500
Subject: 13.1653 Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1653 Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

I am not sure about the production you mention, but if you look at the
actual play text of the play --what actors and directors would use as
opposed to the library copy -- there are "optional" cuts that Stoppard
has written in himself. I bought my play text copy in 2000, but its
copyright said 1968. I don't know if a revision, beyond the cuts that
Stoppard wrote in during the 60s, exists. (Although it would seem to
make sense if there are multiple revisions because R&G started as a one
act and was originally going to be something like Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern in King Lear's Court. It was later fleshed out and became
apparent to Stoppard that R&G in Elsinore were more important than R&G
in England.) I don't know if the library copies have the optional cuts
in them. I would look in my two or three copies of the play, but
unfortunately, I am moving on Saturday and every book I own is in a box.

If you look at a copy of the play text, Stoppard includes an author's
note about the cuts. That may be of use to you.

Best of luck,
Marcia Eppich-Harris

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From:           Janet Costa <
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Date:           Wednesday, 17 Jul 2002 06:41:03 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 13.1653 Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1653 Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead

John:

Have you tried PADS: http://www.pads.ahds.ac.uk/

or the Theatre Museum?

Janet

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