He was also behind a major event three years ago in Denmark, which marked 400 years since Shakespeare's death and was held at the famous Kronborg Castle
- immortalised as Elsinore in Hamlet.
The design of the building, however, is remarkable as it complements the ancient Kronborg Castle
Finally, Utzon lived near Denmark's Kronborg Castle
, which is built on a promontory with some similarities to Benelong Point.
(Although the rest stayed in Sweden, only 30 or so of these have survived.) Even the canopy is a prize of war--it belonged to Frederick II of Denmark and was looted from Kronborg Castle
in the 1640s.
Jo Maxwell Muller as Ophelia and Christopher Plummer as the title character in Hamlet at Elsinore at Kronborg Castle
, Denmark in September 1963 Alec Clunes, pictured in a 1955 film adaptation of Richard III, also appeared in Hamlet at Elsinore Robert Shaw, pictured here in 1972, played Claudius in Hamlet at Elsinore A young Michael Caine can be seen in the background during the recording of Hamlet at Elsinore HAKESPEARE famously said all the world's a stage, but telly has also had a long love affair with putting the Bard on the box.
The BBC TV special also included 200 extras from the Danish Army and police forces, and a power cable was laid to Kronborg Castle
, at Elsinore, to provide power for 150 lights.
And while at Kronborg Castle
- 'Elsinore' as it was in the play - the squad paid a visit to Holger the Dane's statue deep in the bowels of the old house.
No one questions my conviction as I say, "Kronborg castle
was practically unadorned, but it had the great distinction of being immortalised as Hamlet's Elsinore.
Academics, actors, writers, historians, comic artists, designers and film makers from all over the world will attend the three-day event from April 22 to 24, at Kronborg Castle
in Helsingor, which was immortalised as Elsinore in Hamlet.
If you look west across the water you can see Kronborg Castle
, for ever immortalised as Elsinore, the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet.
From there we ventured across to Sweden by ferry for a whistle-stop visit, catching sight of Kronborg Castle
in Elsinore en route, famed for being the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet.