Questions on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

1. What is the significance of theatre in this movie? Why do we meet the players (actors) at the beginning?

2. What does this movie say about identity and self? Who are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?

3. What does the movie say about chance and inevitability?

4. What does this movie have to say about death?

5. Does this movie have anything to say about the modern?

6. This has been sometimes called an "absurdist" comedy. Why? What exactly is absurd about it?