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20 Star Starred
Theatre on San Pedro Square
Located in the courtyard behind Peggy Sue's Restaurant 29 North San Pedro Street San Jose, CA 95110
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 10 members
Review from yan
1 event 1 review

Great play! the actors who played Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are very animated. The woman who played the lead player in the Actors group was amazing as well.

reviewed Apr 10 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Kristina Rudinskas
22 events 1 review

I love this play and Shady Shakespeare did a great job with the complicated "play on words" that is so typical of Stoppard's shtick. THANK YOU and please go see it.... Please consider Waiting for Godot in a future season. Another AWESOME play that...continued

reviewed Apr 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from K.L.
67 events 49 reviews

This production made for a fun night out. I agree with other reviewers that the actors generally did an excellent job with timing the delivery of Stoppard's witty lines. The performers in the roles of Guildenstern and the leader of the players...continued

reviewed Apr 18 2010 report as inappropriate
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Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company (SSTC) is proud to present Tom Stoppard’s hilarious absurdist classic, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

Acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, this existentialist play is the fabulously inventive tale of Shakespeare’s Hamlet as told from the perspective of two of its minor characters. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are friends of Hamlet’s from Wittenberg who are called upon by King Claudius to come and keep his step son/nephew, Hamlet, company and, essentially, spy on him. We all know how the story ends, but these two blokes are simply making their way through life with hope that everything will be all right. Can they actually control their own destiny, or will fate win the day? Is this a tragedy or a comedy? Can life be anything but both? Come watch as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern reconcile their “everything will work out” attitude with the overwhelming realization that sometimes fortune has another ending in mind. Director, Dinna Myers, invites you to step into a raucously funny world where anything can happen – or can it?

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