Republic creator/director, Sally McLean, holding her award for Best Digital Series at the 60th CINE Celebrates award ceremony in New York


“There is flattery in friendship.” – William Shakespeare, Henry V (Act III, Sc 7)


MEDIA QUOTES:

We have been delighted and humbled by the fabulous feedback from different quarters about the series and list some of those comments here for posterity and to acknowledge those who took the time to let us know how they felt about the work.

“… polished, beautifully made series from director/producer Sally McLean … a fine use of the platform and, more importantly, a very fine adaptation of the Bard … Shakespeare Republic is put together with grace and wit. An assortment of actors do terrific work making the (non-dumbed down) dialogue accessible, prying it open with great care and skill.” – Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian (UK & Australia)

“… taking the world by storm, done in an inventive, captivating way … the entire series is astonishingly smart.”– Stareable.com (USA)

“… incredibly clever and highly addictive …”– Made In Melbourne Film Festival (Australia)

“… an innovative and exciting ride a fantastic way to take a dip in the Shakespearean swimming pool.”– Radio Girl Productions (UK)

“… magnificent interpretations of some of Shakespeare’s most well known monologues and soliloques filmed gorgeously in contemporary settings.”Paul LaNave, Theatre People (USA) 

“… beautifully produced soliloquies from Shakespeare’s most famous characters, interpreted by a wide range of talented actors.”– Shakespeare Twentyscore (Australia)

“This is a wonderful series, that is perfect to just dip in and out of whenever you feel the need to watch some Shakespeare. It is funny, emotional, and thought-provoking, providing a unique take on words that many would write off as irrelevant or old-fashioned.” – Sally Miller, Books By The Window (UK)

“… a sophisticated twenty-first century series with its own particularly Australian flavour.”– Sylvia Morris, The Shakespeare Blog, Stratford-upon-Avon (UK)

“Shakespeare Things To Do This Week #7 Watch Neighbours actor Alan Fletcher as Macbeth in this Shakespeare Republic video.”– Shakespeare Magazine (UK)

“Loving what’s going on with gender diversity in recent eps of Shakespeare Republic Check it out!”– Dr Kathleen Neal, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University Faculty of Arts (Australia)

“This should be in EVERY classroom!”– KIN Collective (Australia)

“This short, directed by Sally McLean, gives an old speech a thoroughly fresh and modern take.”– RJ Evans, Kuriositas.com (UK)

“By far one of the best interpretations of the sonnet I have seen in a long time.” – David Hovan, COO Brightlight Pictures (Canada)

AUDIENCE QUOTES

“Loved it! Dynamic performance and thank you Shakespeare Republic for revitalising Shakespeare into contemporary society!” – Maree Shefford (Australia)

“Brava, Sally McLean!!! Bravo, ShakesRepublic!!! These pieces made me remember why I enjoyed studying the Bard!!! Well done!” – Jeanne (USA)

“Not only real, but current and alive. Old W.S. would appreciate the social media use. Gr8 way to experience W.S. More of this please.” – Kurt Ovard (USA)

“Its a shame this wasn’t around when when i had to study shakespeare in school” – Dannie Plant

“I have to say the complete team of Shakespeare Republic made a great job. I learned to have a different look on Shakespeare in the last weeks!” – Berit (Germany)

“Brava!!! Wonderful job!!! I was one of those kids who actually liked studying Shakespeare. So nice to revisit him in such a clever way!!” – Jeanne K. (UK)

“Well played.  It was spoken truly, and trippingly on the tongue.  Thank you, that was fun!” – Sam Wills (Australia)

“Another great episode! It is sad that this season ended. Fingers crossed for another one!” – The Michala Banas Fan Page (Germany)

“Thanks, again, for sharing your creativity!!! Looking forward to next season!!! From one of your loyal fans!!!” – ScienceGal66 (UK)