David Leveaux on directing Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern at the Old Vic
in 1960s Drama, 20th-Century Drama, Actors and Performers, Directors, Playwrights
22nd March 2017
INTERVIEW: DAVID LEVEAUX. Tom Stoppard’s breakthrough play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is 50 years old. David Leaveaux tells TheatreVOICE’s Heather Neill about directing the anniversary production at the Old Vic, where the play originally premiered in 1967. The production runs until Saturday 29 April 2017. The interview was recorded at the Old Vic on 17 March 2017.
“Stoppard’s plays are deceptive. On the surface they appear to be all facility and verbal dexterity. What is elusive, and hard to get at, is the undertow… something way beyond words which is bubbling up”