Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Alive!

ALL1363-C    12 Weeks      Wednesday 12:00-1:20    Start Date 11-Sep
Grossman 115     Limit 12

In a continuing series of investigating great plays, we leap into the 20th century. Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning comedy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is a brilliant, irreverent play on the many themes in Hamlet and on … well, the theater. Familiarity with Hamlet not required! We will use tools of the thespian (reading aloud) to bring this play to life and appreciate the pleasure of its intricacies. For dessert, we might include Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, a short take on Agatha Christy’s mysteriesThiis all goodcleanintellectual fun.


Coordinator: Roger Shoemaker  


Roger has a BA in Dramatic Literature and an MFA in Directing from Catholic University. He taught theater and directed productions at Trinity College, Hartford, CT, and spent 25 years as the Dean for the Arts at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, outside Boston. He enjoyed 10 fabulous post-retirement years teaching and directing at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School.

Click here to see Roger discuss his upcoming class “Antigone: Alive!”

Click here to see a video of a discussion of Roger’s previous class, “Twelfth Night: Alive!”