Drama on 3 | The Spanish Tragedy
Hieronimo pursues the murderers of his son Horatio and takes revenge. Known as the first revenger's tragedy, this great play inspired Shakespeare to write Hamlet.Tweet
Words and Music | Celebrating Shakespeare
Part of Radio 3's season of programmes marking the anniversary of the First Folio, the collection of Shakespeare plays first published in 1623.
Drama on 3 | Inspired by Hamlet: Hamlette
In Tamsin Oglesby's radical re-imagining of the story of Hamlet, the protagonist is a young MP, Harriet (Jeany Spark) who, rather than contemplating revenge for the death of a father, is consumed by the question of how to avenge the rape of her sister. Her dilemma: to speak or not to speak. To confront the rapist, to lose her job, possibly her career, to make her sister relive the trauma, to avenge her suffering, to take on systemic misogyny, and by opposing, end it? Also starring Natasha Little, Matthew Gravelle and Jasper Britton.