Elsinore | S1


Set in an alternative Europe in the 1930s, Elsinore imagines the turbulent world of the Danish Court in events that take place some years before the story told in Shakespeare's Hamlet. King Hamlet's brother, Claudius, is sent to Spain as Denmark's new ambassador. On the way, he is captured by the infamous pirate Captain True. Back in Elsinore, meanwhile, the King must deal with a possible rebellion.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Plays
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 43'45''
  • Broadcast date: 2019

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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