When Shakespeare Republic Director, Sally McLean, first floated the idea of putting together a series that explored Shakespeare from an actor’s perspective through performance, with a few yet-to-be-revealed twists, little did she know that a few short months later she would be laughing herself silly on the banks of the Yarra with friends and fellow collaborators, Michala Banas, Alan Fletcher, Rowena Hutson, Billy Smedley and Ben Steel, plus getting to work again with friend and Director of Photography for her earlier films, Yanni Dellaportas. And if she had known, she would have thought of the idea a LOT sooner!
Luckily we thought to bring a few cameras along on the day to capture the general mayhem and are delighted to present to you the first in a series of Behind The Scenes videos “What Is Shakespeare Republic?”.
More videos will be released in the coming weeks, which feature interviews with all the cast, a few more outtakes and silliness and, as we’re currently in rehearsals with filming due to begin for the series, short teasers from the upcoming episodes.
Shakespeare Republic … all the world’s a stage!