Day 1

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Waiting for Hamlet

    Kind of Activity:

    Mixed Media


    Students will be able to understand other literary influences on Stoppard's work

    Common Core Standards:



    Show the class a filmed version of the Samuel Beckett play Waiting for Godot, which is available in multiple versions but can be accessed in its entirety on YouTube here.

    Afterwards, you should discuss their response to the play in the context of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and answer the following questions:

    1. How are Didi and Gogo similar to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? Which one is most like which? How are the two pairs in the two plays...

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