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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Sep 19, 1979

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 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The Playhouse
CBC
FREDERIC
WOOD
THEATRE
COMING EVENTS
October 24 - November 3
OUR TOWN
by Thorton Wilder
directed by Charles Siegel
in the Frederic Wood Theatre
ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
Frederic Wood Theatre September 19 - 29, 1979
The University of British Columbia
ROSENCRANTZ
^GUILDENSTERN are dead
by Tom Stoppard        September 19-29 ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by
Tom Stoppard
Directed by ROBERT GRAHAM*
Settings and Lighting Designed By
ROBERT DAHLSTROM
Costumes Designed by
PHILLIP CLARKSON
CAST
ROSENCRANTZ RON HALDER*
GUILDENSTERN TOM McBEATH*
PLAYER LEON POWNALL*
CLAUDIUS JURGEN BEERWALD
GERTRUDE    .   . GERRY CLAMAN
POLONIUS    . STANLEY WEESE
LADIES IN WAITING       KAREN FIRUS
 SHARIGRAYDON
TRAGEDIANS DOUGLAS JAMES
 ROLAND CASE
 MARTI KULICH, STEPHEN SIMPSON
HAMLET NATINO BELLANTONI
        RANDY KELM
OPHELIA       ANNE ST. JAMES
HORATIO        RANDY KELM
 NATINO BELLANTONI
*Appearing by permission of Canadian Actor's Equity Association
There will be two fifteen minute intermissions.
"All the way from Enter a Free Man, which was 1960, to Travesties in 1974, I've written
what appealed to me, and I've written it with the assumption that it would appeal to everybody
else — If you don't actually write from that standpoint, you get into deep trouble."
— Tom Stoppard in a 1974 interview with Ronald Hayman
Born in Czechoslovakia and educated in England, Tom Stoppard made a swift transition
from newspaper reporter and free-lance journalist in the late 1950's to one of England's most
important and popular playwrights in the 1970's. It was Rosencrantz and Guildenstern —
first produced on the fringe of the 1966 Edinburgh Festival and the following year at the
National Theatre — that established Stoppard as a major playwright. Originally it was a one-
act burlesque that had Rosencrantz and Guildenstern meeting King Lear upon their arrival in
England! He rewrote the script, concentrated on earlier events at Elsinore and kept the two
attendant lords as central characters. Stoppard acknowledges the influence of Samuel Beckett
during this period of his writing and, like Valdimir and Estragon, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
become figures who act out their author's concern about the human condition. The play was
appreciated for its philosophical content but, above all, for its bold and clever manipulation of
two minor  Shakespearean  characters within the framework of Shakespeare's greatest play.
Stoppard went on to write such highly-theatrical successes as Jumpers, Travesties, Dirty Linen
and Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, a play for actors and orchestra. His newest play, Night
and Day, is currently a success in London and will soon be produced on Broadway.
PRODUCTION
Technical Director and Production Stage Manager IAN PRATT
Stage Manager GREG PLANT
Lighting Execution DON GRIFFITHS
Properties SHERRY DARCUS
Set Construction BOB EBERLE, JOHN HENRICKSON,
       BEV SIVER, LARRY ANTRIM
Costume Execution ROSEMARIE HESELTON, LESLIE WHITE
Scenic Artist  DAVID ROBERTS
Assistants to the Director    .   .   .   . WENDY LEWIS, BONNIE WORTHINGTON,
 PAULA ZENTNER
Stage Crew      STUDENTS OF THEATRE 350
House Manager DIANE CURNOW
Box Office   .   ROSALINE CHOY, KATHRYN DOBIE, BERNADETTE GALLEZ
Business Manager MARJORIE FORDHAM
Production NORMAN YOUNG
ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French (Canada) Ltd.

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