• Behind The Scenes,  Project Updates,  Video

    Sally McLean talks all things Shakespeare and Republic on the Bard Brunch podcast out of NYC

    Sally McLean was delighted to be invited onto the Bard Brunch podcast, broadcasting internationally out of New York City on Sunday, January 17, 2021 – chatting with host, Genny Yosco, about all things Shakespeare Republic. Just click on the video above to hear her full interview! More news coming soon, so … stay tuned! 😉 The Republic team

  • Behind The Scenes,  Featured,  Project Updates,  Video

    Republic creator/director interviewed on ABC Radio about latest season of the series

    Sally McLean was delighted to be invited onto Saturday Afternoon on ABC Radio, broadcasting nationally out of Melbourne on Saturday, December 12th, 2020 – chatting with host, the fabulous Shelley Ware, about all things Shakespeare Republic. Just click on the video above to hear her full interview! More news coming soon, so … stay tuned! 😉 The Republic team

  • Behind The Scenes,  Celebrating The Bard,  Project Updates,  Team,  Video

    New special season of Shakespeare Republic has launched! #AllTheWebsAStage #TheLockdownEdition

    On the final day of this anniversary week for the Republic, which culminated with a Republic history-making first – our first livestream launch for the series (see video above) – Republic Creator/Director, Sally McLean, muses on the journey so far … When I first had the idea for Shakespeare Republic, many moons ago just after I finished working for the BBC in London in the late 1990’s, little did I know what it would grow to become – once I found the courage and means to make it a reality. Fast forward to five years ago, after a round of phone calls to a few of my favourite actors in…

  • Behind The Scenes,  Project Updates,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic meets The Pepper Project … in New York! #video #chat #carisandsally #femaledirectors #womeninfilm

    We will be continuing our written diary updates from our USA trip shortly, but today we wanted to share this fun, short video from our time in New York, where Republic creator/director, Sally McLean, managed to finally meet The Pepper Project creator/director, Caris Vujcec, after months of emailing and facebooking – and it was like they’d known each other for years! This friendship that has sprung up from working in the digital sphere is testament to the wonderful collaborative nature of the web series world and the kind of support and appreciation so many of the creators on the circuit have for each other.  We’d like to thank Caris for…

  • Project Updates,  Video

    “O Mistress Mine” by Jaron Natoli music video – from the original soundtrack of “Speaking Daggers” #shakespeare #film

    Incognita Enterprises​ recently produced and launched the Shakespeare Republic short film, Speaking Daggers at the Arts Learning Festival​ at ACMI in conjunction with Independent Schools Victoria​. While the film is doing the festival circuit, which means we can’t release it online just yet, we are delighted to share with you instead this music video for the song O Mistress Mine from the soundtrack of the film, composed and performed by award-winning Melbourne musician Jaron Natoli​, who also played “The Troubadour” in the film. Featured in the music video are Speaking Daggers cast members Christopher Kirby as “Benedick”, Sally McLean as “Beatrice”, Scott Major as “Falstaff” and Billy Smedley as “Prince…

  • Episodes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E13 #DeanHaglund as #Iago #Shakespeare #WebSeriesWednesday #WebSeries

    Season Two, Episode Thirteen, featuring the fabulous Dean Haglund as “Iago” from Othello is now available for your advance viewing pleasure on our YouTube Channel and you can view this new episode here: https://vimeo.com/210675216 “I follow him to serve my turn upon him …” Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Iago” played by Dean Haglund as he plots his revenge – scheming in plain sight like the viper in the blossom. “… I am not what I am.” Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard Directed & Adapted by Sally McLean Written by William Shakespeare Produced by Sally McLean, Billy Smedley, Shane Savage & Perri Cummings Executive Producer: Robina Bamforth Associate Producer: Stephen Francis…

  • Episodes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E12 Sally McLean as “Beatrice” #Shakespeare #WebSeriesWednesday #WebSeries

    “Too cursed is more than cursed …” Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Beatrice” played by Sally McLean – a rebel with a love of life and penchant for parties, who, despite her fine dresses, high heels and glamourous lifestyle knows a woman is more than the sum of her parts. “… Father, as it please me.” Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard Directed & Adapted by Sally McLean Written by William Shakespeare Produced by Sally McLean, Billy Smedley, Shane Savage & Perri Cummings Executive Producer: Robina Bamforth Associate Producer: Stephen Francis Wyley Director Of Photography: Shaun Herbertson Edited by Sally McLean & Thanassi Panagiotaras Sound Recording, Editing & Design by Tim McCormick Digital…

  • Episodes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E11 Phoebe Anne Taylor as “Sebastian” #Shakespeare #WebSeriesWednesday #WebSeries

    “My stars shine darkly over me …” Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Sebastian” played by the engaging Phoebe Anne Taylor as she faces the loss of her sister and the consequences of now being all alone in the world. “… mine eyes will tell tales of me.” Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard Directed & Adapted by Sally McLean Written by William Shakespeare Produced by Sally McLean, Billy Smedley, Shane Savage & Perri Cummings Executive Producer: Robina Bamforth Associate Producer: Stephen Francis Wyley Director Of Photography: Shaun Herbertson Sound Operator: Abramo Peghini Edited by Sally McLean & Thanassi Panagiotaras Sound Editing & Design by Tim McCormick Digital Colourist & VFX:…

  • Episodes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E10 Shane Savage as “Helena” #Shakespeare #WebSeriesWednesday #WebSeries

    “… I love your son.” Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Helena” (Hellinus) from “All’s Well That Ends Well”, played by Shane Savage, as he faces the mother of the man he secretly loves, who also happens to be his boss. “Let not your hate encounter with my love for loving where you do …” Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard Directed & Adapted by Sally McLean Written by William Shakespeare Produced by Sally McLean, Billy Smedley, Shane Savage & Perri Cummings Executive Producer: Robina Bamforth Associate Producer: Stephen Francis Wyley Director Of Photography: Shaun Herbertson Edited by Sally McLean & Thanassi Panagiotaras Sound Operator, Editing & Design by Tim McCormick…

  • Episodes,  Video

    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E9 Tariro Mavondo as “Cleopatra” #Shakespeare #WebSeriesWednesday #WebSeries

    “All’s but naught …” Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Cleopatra” played by Tariro Mavondo as she faces the loss of the man who gave her strength and was taken too soon from her side. “… This case of that huge spirit now is cold …” Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard Featuring: Christopher Kirby as “Thomas More” Wahibe Moussa as “Katherina” Falon Ryan as “Edmund” Shane Savage as “Helena” Directed & Adapted by Sally McLean Written by William Shakespeare Produced by Sally McLean, Billy Smedley, Shane Savage & Perri Cummings Executive Producer: Robina Bamforth Associate Producer: Stephen Francis Wyley Director Of Photography: Shaun Herbertson Edited by Sally McLean & Thanassi…