Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Play Tennis

bookWatch out for stray balls, US Open

Why are we here?
(Rhetoric.)

Is Prince Hamlet well?
(Non sequitur.)

Summoned from oblivion,
entrapped in a play,
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
play Questions,
trading their tennis shots,
sometimes slices,
sometimes smashes.

What does it all add up to?
(That is the question.)


(Video link)

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I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

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23 Responses to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Play Tennis

  1. Love a bit of R&G! You capture their irreverence well and like that you stayed with the inspiration to the prompt.
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  2. Nortonmum says:

    Very clever & topical. I like it.
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  3. Christine says:

    Ha! I see what you did there. Very clever, and lots of fun. (We used to play Questions all the time growing up. I still love it.)
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    • Marcy says:

      I used to play Questions with my husband after we first saw the film. We would start the game secretly, too, and get up a point at the start that way. Thanks.

  4. Clever, clever, extra brilliance points for the ending. Thanks for this!
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  5. Perfect answer to the prompt!

  6. Jen says:

    oh totally fun, I love this one!
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  7. GennaClaire says:

    This captured R&G so well! Very clever and fun to read.
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    • Marcy says:

      I showed the movie once to a class of teenagers. Only about two of them liked it, but they really liked it.

  8. R&G! Wow. I liked how you presented this in words. Indeed a fun read!

  9. Shailaja V says:

    Tee hee, I love the questions peppering the post. Lovely idea, Marcy 🙂
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  10. Nathan James says:

    Love how you found a way to make the non sequitur relevant at the end. Nicely done, Marcy, and it felt like a tennis match.
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  11. Meg says:

    Now I must see the movie! (Look how young they are!) Thanks for this, Marcy. Love it.
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  12. Mridubala says:

    Wonderful take! <3
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