Video 07: The Prince of Denmark

What is it?

This year the British Council has commissioned a series of films using Shakespeare's works as inspiration as part of Shakespeare Lives 2016; an unprecedented global programme celebrating William Shakespeare’s work and his influence on culture, education and society on the 400th anniversary of his death.

The seventh film in our collection, 'The Prince of Denmark' is a comically dark take on Hamlet. 

After completing university, young Hamlet returns home to his mum Gertrude and senses that there might be 'something rotten' in his family's pub, The Prince of Denmark'.

More information

Find out more about the Shakespeare 2016 celebrations on

You will be able to find all current and future Shakespeare Lives videos on the specific playlist on our UK YouTube channel.