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: This may be a somewhat stupid question (or
: series of questions); but is Shakespeare's
: famous play by this title popular in
: Denmark? How frequently is it performed?
: In the original English or translated into
: Danish? WAS it well received by the Danes
: when initially performed? Has it ever been
: banned in the country?
: I don't know enough about this topic to give
: you a full answer - but yes, Hamlet is a
: popular play in Denmark. It was first
: performed on a Danish stage in 1792 by a
: German troupe - and the first performance in
: Danish took place in 1813. Except for some
: English guest performances, it is usually
: performed in the Danish language. Between
: the years 1792 and 2000, Hamlet has been put
: up 83 times at 33 different venues in
: different translations and interpretations.
: Here is a picture of Queen Margrethe
: arriving to Kronborg Castle in Elsinore last
: year to see an English guest performance of
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