The process of transformation involves much more than just the adaptation of ideas and form to contemporary audiences. Discuss this statement in relation to Shakespeare's Hamlet and Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
The process of transformation of William Shakespeare?s Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard involved more than just the adaptation of ideas and form to contemporary audience. As a writer, Stoppard also added original themes, changed character
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the characters of Rosencrantz, Guildenstern and The Player. Stoppard also include modern allusions such as alluding to the well known six monkeys with typewriters, and discussions with the background of modern philosophical branches of thinking such as the theories of existentialism and logical positivism. It can be seen that Tom Stoppard did more than just adapt the ideas and form of the Shakespeare play in his transformation of Hamlet to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.