12th Night --


pomo.vtheatre.net: postmodern theory applications (?)

... old groups.yahoo.com/group/vtheatre

web-movie (promo)


Games, play, show

* new files [ auditions = doc? ]

... Ros-Guil (I.1)



Page & Stage [postmodern] -- "play-writer" [not playwright]

Stoppard -- R/G pages:

1. pomo.vtheatre.net/RG

2. pomo.vtheatre.net/stoppard

3. shows.vtheatre.net.stoppard Theatre UAF main stage 2008

4. script.vtheatre.net/stoppard [script analysis]

5. filmplus.org/thr/stoppard

6. filmplus.org/plays/R-G.html [text]

7. filmplus.org/plays/stoppard [ru]

* webshow pages * [director's notebook]

... and how to read "Stoppard Case"?

[ 2009 ]

* 2008 -- "Plays are events rather than texts. They're written to happen, not to be read." Tom Stoppard from an interview with Mel Gussow in the New York Times, 29 July 1979.

PostAmeriKa ?

... Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Paperback) by Tom Stoppard 978-0802132758 + video ***

Stoppard: list!

images : rg08 album

scalp -- but pomo, symbol, sign [ semio album ]

sounds : godot files +

bell and bells



brass ?

sound effects

eurobeat, new techno

... colors = b/w and pomo [ color vs. b/w -- "moments of truth" ]

*** costumes -- black + details

For more widgets please visit www.yourminis.com

thr blog = anatolant.spaces.live.com (new)

... where to look for updates, news? shows.vtheatre.net/hamlet/webshow : director's notes?

Stoppard and u21.us [ Utopia web-project ]

... picasa album links !

see T-BLOG and forum/list --

... all the action has all taken place within the players' wagon. The world of Elsinore, in other words, rather than being the real political world into which Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and the Players move, is here a creation of the players. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have, in effect, purchased their way into a production of Hamlet and, because of the logic of the script (pages of which are blowing through many scenes) must move inexorably to their deaths, as it is written. *

* Stoppard has characterized his own work as "retreating with style from the chaos."

... What exactly is chaos? The name "chaos theory" comes from the fact that the systems that the theory describes are apparently disordered, but chaos theory is really about finding the underlying order in apparently random data.

... You didn't like the second law of thermodynamics anyway, Anatoly? Entropy, no, thanks.

Who needs order? Anybody?

... [ chaos ]

2007 - pre-production :


Shakespeare + Beckett Pages

Fall 2007 DramLit -- Shakespeare, Beckett, Stoppard class notes *

... After-Thought : Fall THR413 Script Analysis class - postmodern today & neo-modernism (?) :

* Beckett & Stoppard (Theatre After the End of Theatre)

* R/G and Hamletmachine (Muller)

* Brechtian Elements (Epic Theatre)

* dramaturgy instead of playwrighting

* writer in place of playwright

* theatre without plays

* staged dramatic compositions

* back to (social) ritual?

* director & spectator-author

* pomo americana? THEATRE, USA -- teatr.us ?

* post-postmodern

... what's next? stagematrix.vtheatre.net

stoppard : R/G are Dead

2007 Theatre UAF : Spring 2008

tom stoppard -- filmplus.org/thr/stoppard

play -- filmplus.org/plays/R-G.html

Utopia -- pomo.vtheatre.net/stoppard.html

... stoppard.ru -- Ytopia [ru] Itopia?..

direct.vtheatre.net/4 -- directing analysis

... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fate Oedipus = Destiny, an inevitable course of events ? [ + Hamlet ]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortune -- From Latin fortuna meaning "fate" or "luck". In its plural form fortunae, it meant "possessions" which also gave fortune the meaning of "riches". http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/fortune

... filmplus.org/plays/R-G.html *** 2008 [scenes]


The Player 



Scenic Designer 

Costume Designer 
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer

Stage Manager
calendar | schedual

forum/list/group -- groups.yahoo.com/group/vtheatre ?

Stage Directing THR 331 Spring Class -- assignments for the show I direct ?

... AUDITIONS texts

[ Master File (dramaturgy) + t-blog @ anatolant.spaces.live.com ]

... wiki place for the show?

R/G are Dead ?
... other writer won't direct again.

vtheatre.net/2008 and filmplus.org/vtheatre ?

... After the hamletmachine [ 1975 ]



Hamlet_X (2003) ?

How to establish that R and G know/suspect the bad end from the moment they were asked to come? The first scene is about life or death. And the death is the answer!

They were paid for their lives.

What to do now?

Here are the players. To play!

... Eliot:

No, I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be; 
Am an attendant lord, one that will do
To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
Advise the prince; withal, an easy tool,
Deferential, glad to be of use,
Politic, cautious, and meticulous;
Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse;
At times, indeed almost ridiculous--
Almost, at times, the Fool. 
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" [ ... ]

pre-production files : pomo.vtheatre.net/stoppard

concept page[s] -- shows.vtheatre.net/hamlet/webshow [ working files ]

design -- The Globe Theatre as Ship ... Google SketchUp [ drawing files -- ? ]

-- scenes breakdown ("french scenes" first?) -- scene-by-scene analysis in THR215 ?

... PLAYER: There's a design at work in all art--surely you know that? events must play themselves out to aesthetic, moral and logical conclusion.
GUIL: And what's that, in this case?
PLAYER: It never varies--we aim at the point where everyone who is marked for death dies.
GUIL: Marked?
PLAYER: Between 'just deserts' and 'tragic irony' we are given quite a lot of scope for our particular talent. Generally speaking, things have gone about as far as they can possible go when things have got about as bad as they reasonably get.
GUIL: Who decides?
PLAYER: Decides? It is written.

slideshow + screen saver?


notebook [ web gadget? ]

* more [from sketchup.google.com], when I 'll have time... [ scene-by-scene blocking, like a storyboard for stage? ]

OedipusX Sophocles - Shakespeare - Beckett - Stoppard :

... and Chekhov? [ see 3sis07 ]

[ ... ]

God, Man and Men ... and dead ones?

[ one place for updates -- ? ]

Charlie Rose - STOPPARD (from 4/21/00) -- The Real Thing :

Tom Stoppard, Playwright, "The Real Thing" /// Michael Frayn, Author / Playwright, "Copenhagen"; 2 clips from "Coppenhagen"

... BackStage


Rusinko, S. (1986). Tom Stoppard. Twayne's English authors series, TEAS 419. Boston: Twayne.

Bloom, H. (1986). Tom Stoppard. Modern critical views. New York: Chelsea House.

Stoppard, T. (1967). Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead. New York: Grove Press.

Kelly, K. E. (2001). The Cambridge companion to Tom Stoppard. Cambridge companions to literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.