In the Studio | Erica Whyman: Directing Hamnet

It tells the story of a gifted herbalist, Agnes Hathaway, who is married to a young William Shakespeare. We follow her on her journey as they meet, marry, and later come to terms with the death of their 11-year-old son, Hamnet. Now, the Royal Shakespeare Company is putting Hamnet on stage for the first time in Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Plays
  • Channel: BBC World Service
  • Duration: 26'30''
  • Broadcast date: 18/04/2023

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

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