Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Tom Stoppard

fiction classics play challenging dark funny slow-paced

128 pages | first published 1966

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is one of the most enduring and frequently performed plays of contemporary theater and has firmly established itself in the dramatic canon. Acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it is the fabulously inventive tal...
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Moods

funny 89%
reflective 57%
challenging 51%
dark 46%
adventurous 14%
lighthearted 14%
mysterious 12%
tense 10%
sad 7%
emotional 5%

Pace

fast 42%
medium 35%
slow 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 11% | Plot: 11% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

No: 42% | It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 12% | N/A: 5%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 11% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | N/A: 12% | Yes: 5% | It's complicated: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 38% | No: 17% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.01