THE MULTI AWARD-WINNING SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC IS BACK FOR 2016! BIGGER, BETTER, BARD-ER!

Twenty six official film festival selections to date, eight awards and a whole lot of Shakespeare. That was our 2015 season and it has been an absolute blast!

Now, in 2016, the award-winning web series, Shakespeare Republic, returns for our second season with more cast, more characters and more Shakespeare!

Featuring  Michala Banas (Upper Middle Bogan), Alan Fletcher (Neighbours), Nadine Garner (The Doctor Blake Mysteries), Dean Haglund (X-Files), Christopher Kirby (Iron Sky, Predestination), Sally McLean (Utopia), Wahibe Moussa (Kick), Tariro Mavondo (MTC), Shane Savage (Chris & Josh, The Web Series), Billy Smedley (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries), Stephen Costan, Falon Ryan Phobe Anne Taylor and directed and produced by Shakespeare Republic creator Sally McLean with the assistance of co-Producers, Billy Smedley, Shane Savage and Perri Cummings, we've been busy creating the next instalment of our Shakespearean world and we'd like to invite you to come celebrate with us!

JOIN US FOR OUR OFFICIAL GALA LAUNCH & LIVE PERFORMANCE - FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!

WHEN: Sunday, December 4th, 2016 @ 6PM
WHERE: The Courthouse Hotel, 86-90 Errol Street, North Melbourne 3051
Cost: $35 per person
TICKETS: via TryBooking

WHAT IS SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC ALL ABOUT?

Shakespeare Republic is a web series that celebrates not just the world’s greatest playwright, but also his insightful understanding of the big issues of his time. Insights that still hold relevance today and form the basis for a truly diverse, inventive and epic journey into the nature of being human. 

Built on the premise of taking a selection of Shakespeare monologues and making them more accessible to modern audiences by setting each piece in a contemporary situation, our first season in 2015 included Hamlet as Media Advisor to a Government Minister, Juliet as a gay man in a Skype conversation, Phebe as an entitled Gen Y drunk texting, Macbeth as a politician about to metaphorically knife an opponent, a female Hamlet weary from the corporate cut and thrust and a performance of Sonnet 18 as a eulogy.

Now, in 2016 the team is returning to the screen for Season Two - with more actors, more crew and more Shakespeare!

Brainchild of award-winning Director/Producer, Sally McLean and filmed by award-winning Cinematographer, Shaun Herbertson, with a highly experienced crew with a combined total of over 170 professional credits to their names, Season Two is an innovative and exciting ride through the works of William Shakespeare, featuring an international cast and a lot of love for the Bard.

Get to know some more about Shakespeare Republic, meet the Season One cast and hear about the idea behind Shakespeare Republic by watching the above video.

See all of Season One's Behind-The-Scenes Videos Here

Get a taste of what Season Two - Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard - will look like by watching the official teaser above.  

Catch Up On Season One's Episodes Here

Hear from Season One cast Michala Banas, Alan Fletcher, Rowena Hutson, Billy Smedley, Ben Steel & Sally McLean about their first encounter with Shakespeare by watching the above video.

See all of Season One's Behind-The-Scenes

FINAL THOUGHTS BEFORE YOU HIT THAT "BOOK TICKETS" BUTTON

We are so very excited to share our work with you this Shakespeare Anniversary year, and we promise to deliver the following:

Fun.  So much fun.

Stuff that makes you think.  A lot.

Stuff that makes you laugh. Hopefully also a lot.

Stuff that might make you a little sad.  

Stuff that we hope will lift you up, inspire you and make you feel all the wonder and contrariness of being human.

 

SOUND LIKE YOUR KIND OF NIGHT?  GREAT! BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE!

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