The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0715 Thursday, 22 April 1999.
Date: Wednesday, 21 Apr 1999 15:46:25 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 10.0693 Snakes in Denmark?
Comment: Re: SHK 10.0693 Snakes in Denmark?
I think this question is a little silly. I doubt that Hamlet's first
audience had any special knowledge of snakes in Denmark. They did know
that poisonous snakes existed, and had no reason to think none lived in
Denmark. So the story is plausible.