Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead [1st Ed]


By Tom Stoppard

Handsome & scarce First Printing in book form of this classic play

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  • Scarce First Printing [Faber & Faber, London, 1967]; 96pp; blue boards, gold titling to spine, faint offsetting to endpapers, pencil price on ffep, an excellent copy; in the very good, price-clipped dustjacket, spot marks at front top edge & rear near base, discolouration at extremities, minor chipping at top
  • Stoppard’s first & best-known play
  • First performed at the Edinburgh Festival [1966] before being staged by the National Theatre in London
  • The play focuses on Rosencrantz & Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s Hamlet [in which they die offstage]