“We’re Actors! We’re the Opposite of People!”

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead DVD coverIf you think Shakespeare isn’t for you, perhaps it’s time to look at it from another angle.  Instead of watching a mopey, indecisive prince debate whether life is worth living, step behind the action to see what the lesser characters might be doing while they wait their cues.  This is the conceit of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1991), which takes two minor roles and reveals them as entertaining fools.  They’re not quite sure what they are doing in the world of Hamlet, but they’re pretty good at faking it, and they may just discover the laws of physics along the way.  Starring Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, and Richard Dreyfuss, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a feast of quick wit and clever repartee.