1. In a scene of at least two pages or a narrative of at least one page, depict or describe what happens to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern between the time they walk off stage in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and the time of their deaths at the hands of the English king. What do the characters do? What do they say? What events lead to their demise? How do they feel along the way?   2. Citing specific details and quotations from both Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, explain your reasons for depicting or describing the events leading up to the deaths of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as you did. Justify the choices you made and the direction in which you decided to take the story in your scene or narrative.

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This is a fun project. eNotes educators are not allowed to do students’ homework for them (nor should they), but I can give you a few guideposts to start along your way.

Examine what Stoppard might be trying to say in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. The play certainly delves into themes of absurdity, the real vs. the imagined, madness, and death. It might be too much to copy Stoppard’s writing style, but you could mirror him thematically ....

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