• Behind The Scenes,  Video

    Hamlet does backer shoutouts on sugar high – S2E7 “Making Of” featuring Michala Banas #ShakespeareSunday #WebSeries

    Step behind the scenes of Episode Seven, Season Two to see how we put together the episode. See how we got that drone shot, what happens when you give Michala and Sally too many lollies on set and then ask them to do shout outs to our Indiegogo backers (yes, the much awaited perk delivery for those backers is included in this ep), how well behaved Ruby the Super Pup was on set and how, despite this being one of our more serious episodes, behind-the-scenes was constant laughter and silliness. Featuring Michala Banas, Shane Savage & Ruby the Dog (Cast) with Sally McLean, Shaun Herbertson, Bashir Towdiee, Billy Smedley, Tim…

  • Episodes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E7 Michala Banas as “Hamlet” #Shakespeare #WebSeriesWednesday #WebSeries

    Season Two continues … Episode Seven of Season Two is now available on our Youtube channel for all the world to see! We are delighted to be able to bring you the fabulous Michala Banas, playing “Hamlet” for your viewing enjoyment. “I have of late, though know not why, lost all my mirth …”  Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Hamlet”, played by Michala Banas, as she faces the realisation that no matter how much you appear to have, you are, in the end, only human. “What is this quintessence of dust?” Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard Featuring:Shane Savage as “Helena/Helinus”Ruby as herself Directed & Adapted by Sally McLeanWritten by William ShakespeareProduced…

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    Henry V does laser strike – S2E6 Behind-The-Scenes featuring Billy Smedley #Shakespeare #WebSeries

    Step behind the scenes of Episode Six, Season Two to see how we put together the episode. See how we turn the peaceful surrounds of Lord Somers Camp into a battleground, just how much effort we go to in pursuit of the perfect audio, meet lead actor, Billy Smedley’s actual laser strike team (they exist and their team name is awesome!), and see the difference between RED camera raw footage and the magic created after colour grading. Featuring Billy Smedley, Jamie Hannah, Ethan Jackson, Amjinder Mann and Jahran Schansemma (Cast) with Sally McLean, Shaun Herbertson, Bashir Towdiee, Tim McCormick, Marg Woodlock-McLean and Falon Ryan (Crew) and Ahren Morris, Jamie Hannah,…

  • Episodes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E6 Billy Smedley as “Henry V” #Shakespeare #WebSeriesWednesday #WebSeries

    Season Two continues … Episode Six of Season Two is now available on our Youtube channel for all the world to see! We are delighted to be able to bring you the brilliant Billy Smedley, playing “Henry V” for your viewing enjoyment. “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more …”  Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Henry V”, played by Billy Smedley, as he faces not just the enemy, but the trepidation of his men at a time when he needs them most. “The game is afoot!” Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard Featured Soldiers (in order of appearance) Jamie Hannah Ethan Jackson Amjinder Mann Jahran Schansemma Directed & Adapted by…

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    How do you make a crowd from 8 people? S2E5 Behind-The-Scenes featuring Wahibe Moussa #Shakespeare #WebSeries

    Step behind the scenes of Episode Five, Season Two to see how we put together the episode. See how you can turn a group of 7-8 people into a crowd of 20, hear a little about the philosophy behind the season and the way we interpret these monologues, see some of the deleted scenes of this ep and witness the on screen debut of acclaimed Australian Director, Richard Sarell in his role as “Petruchio”. Featuring Wahibe Moussa, Richard Sarell, Jessica Martin, Taylah McLean, Sarah Penn and Marissa Tunks (Cast) with Sally McLean, Shaun Herbertson, Bashir Towdiee, Billy Smedley, Tim McCormick, Paulie King, Taryn Gionis, Joel Gionis and Falon Ryan. Filmed…

  • Episodes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E5 Wahibe Moussa as “Katherina” #Shakespeare #WebSeriesWednesday #WebSeries

    Season Two continues … Episode Five of Season Two is now available on our Youtube channel for all the world to see!  We are delighted to be able to bring you the fabulous Wahibe Moussa, playing a piece from The Taming of The Shrew for your viewing enjoyment. “Fie, fie! unknit that threatening unkind brow, And dart not scornful glances from those eyes, To wound thy lord, thy king, thy governor”  Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Katherina”, played by Wahibe Moussa, as she faces the realities of being a woman in a man’s world who has learned to dance to the tune of politics to get what she most desires. “My mind hath been…

  • Behind The Scenes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E4 Behind-The-Scenes featuring Nadine Garner #Shakespeare #WebSeries

    Step behind the scenes of Episode Four, Season Two to see how we put together the episode and get a taste of the fun and games of making an independent web series. In this video, we see how seriously Nadine takes making her fake whiskey for the ep, how we worked with the transformation of Nadine into a man, then into a woman again on set and the usual fun and games that go on among our cast and crew. Featuring Nadine Garner (Cast) with Sally McLean, Shaun Herbertson, Cam Green, Billy Smedley, Tim McCormick, Shane Savage and Perri Cummings. Filmed at The Courthouse Hotel, North Melbourne by Billy Smedley,…

  • Episodes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E4 Nadine Garner as “Viola” #Shakespeare #WebSeriesWednesday #WebSeries

    Season Two continues … Episode Four of Season Two is now available on our Youtube channel for all the world to see!  We are delighted to be able to bring you the truly wonderful Nadine Garner, playing a piece from Twelfth Night for your viewing enjoyment. “I left no ring with her.  What means this lady?”  Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Viola”, played by Nadine Garner, as she navigates the world of love and gender fluidity in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”. “O time, thou must untangle this, not I. It is too hard a knot for me t’untie” Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard Directed, Adapted & Edited by Sally McLean Written by…

  • Behind The Scenes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E3 Behind-The-Scenes featuring Christopher Kirby #Shakespeare #WebSeries

    Step behind the scenes of Episode Three, Season Two to see how we put together the episode and get a taste of the fun and games of making an independent web series. Featuring Christopher Kirby, Faran Martin and Vuyo Loko (Cast) with Sally McLean, Shaun Herbertson, Cam Green, Billy Smedley, Abramo Peghini, Paulie King, Marg Woodlock-McLean, Taylah McLean and all our fabulous Additional Artists: Katrina Climie, Lyonel Draper, Robert Jackson, Pankaj Kashyap, Stephen Moore, Daniel Oakley, Jordanka Petkoff, Pauline Sherry, Vivian Smedley and Stephen Wyley. Filmed at St Catherine’s School, Toorak by Billy Smedley, Sally McLean and Taylah McLean.

  • Episodes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E3 Christopher Kirby as “Thomas More” #Shakespeare #WebSeriesWednesday #WebSeries

    Season Two continues … Episode Three of Season Two is now available on our Youtube channel for all the world to see!  We are delighted to be able to bring you the fabulous Christopher Kirby, playing a piece from Sir Thomas More for your viewing enjoyment. “Imagine that you see the wretched strangers, their babies at their backs …” Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Thomas More”, played by Christopher Kirby, as he tries to convince a group of parliamentary peers the errors of their ways. “What do you do to your souls in doing this?” Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard Guest Artists: Faran Martin & Vuyo Loko Parliamentary Committee Members: Katrina Climie,…