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AP: Speaking of absurdity, this play arrives at a time when ‘Waiting for Godot’ and Harold Pinter’s ‘No Man’s Land’ are both on Broadway. Are we going through an existential moment?

Rando: I don’t know why this happened. It just did. I’m always convinced with plays - especially revivals - that producers, directors and actors do them because they want to. And it may be that we’re all feeling the same thing.

AP: Could “Hamlet” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern” ever be performed at the same time?

Rando: I suppose if you had two theaters that were connected, I think you could. Yes, you probably could do it. But you’d have to have two different audiences. I don’t know if the timing would work. I don’t know if you could get the king over in time to do his scene when he’s over there doing their scene. And then how do you get Rosencrantz over there to his scenes? I don’t know. It wouldn’t work. Forget it.


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