Click on the images below to find out more about the setting of Hamlet and what we know about where the play is set.
Every performance of Hamlet will be set in a place that has all of the things above but they can do that in lots of different ways. For example, the play could be set in any sudden regime change, such as a European dictatorship or in a contemporary African state after the death of a monarch.
Why do you think it might be helpful for modern audiences to change the world of a play? What worlds can you think of where Hamlet might be set?