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    Shakespeare Republic nominated for Best Ensemble Drama at the International Academy of Web Television Awards in USA!

    We are thrilled to share that Shakespeare Republic has been announced as an official nominee for the 2022 International Academy of Web Television Awards (IAWTV Awards) in the Best Ensemble Drama category! Congratulations to the 24-strong cast for the current season of the show, who are based in London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Los Angeles, New York and Melbourne on this wonderful recognition of their work! This is the second time that the series has received a Best Ensemble Drama nomination at the IAWTV Awards – the last time was for our 13-strong Season Two cast in 2017. Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles) (Season Three) was created, adapted, edited and directed by Incognita’s Sally…

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    Shakespeare Republic Season Three is announced as Most Awarded Anthology series in the world!

    We are SO THRILLED to share that Shakespeare Republic was announced overnight as the 6th most awarded web series of 2021 in the world, putting us in the Top 10 web series globally, and the Most Awarded Anthology series on the international stage, as ranked by the Web Series World Cup!!! We are also the #2 web series in Australia, which is amazing!! We are so grateful to all the festivals on the circuit who selected and awarded the show this year, who made this achievement possible. Huge thanks also to the Web Series World Cup, who tracked the 800+ series on the international circuit in 2021 to record these…

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    Festival selection and Industry Awards roundup #Shakespeare #webseries

    Despite currently being in lockdown in Melbourne, which has just been extended for another week (yes, folks, here we go again!), it has been an amazing few weeks for the Republic, with four Official Selections for film festivals around the world being added to our recent announcement of becoming an Official Selection for Apulia Web Fest – and an award nomination in the UK! Firstly, Republic Creator/Director, Sally McLean, was honoured and thrilled to be announced as a Best Director Finalist at the 2021 SceneSaver Birthday Honours Awards in the UK last weekend. Her four fellow nominees are all brilliant UK directing talent, many award-winning with professional credits in theatre,…

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    Sally McLean Named As Finalist In The Scenesaver Birthday Honours Awards In The UK!

    Republic Creator/Director, Sally McLean, was honoured and thrilled to be announced as a Best Director Finalist at the 2021 SceneSaver Birthday Honours Awards in the UK last weekend! Her four fellow nominees are all brilliant UK directing talent, many award-winning with professional credits in theatre, television and radio, including the BBC and Royal Shakespeare Company. The winner of the award was UK Director Nicholas Renton, whose previous directing credits include Silent Witness, Inspector George Gently, Inspector Lewis, The Musketeers, Agatha Christie’s Marple, Jericho and the BAFTA-nominated Wives and Daughters for UK television. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the Awards, including our favourite Zoom Shakespeare company, The Show Must Go Online for their 4…

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    Vote for Shakespeare Republic in the Scenesaver Birthday Honours!

    2020 brought about a lot of fantastic initiatives from the Arts world, born out of the difficulties presented by the global pandemic, and one of the leading lights is the global showcase platform for theatre, Scenesaver.co.uk. Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles) has all 24 episodes listed on this fabulous resource of global theatre, which you can see for free here. Scenesaver is now heading towards it’s 1st Birthday and to celebrate, they’re giving out awards! Registered users of Scenesaver (it’s free!) can vote for their favourite productions in the following categories in the upcoming Scenesaver Birthday Honours Awards: Best Lead PerformanceBest Supporting PerformanceBest PlayBest MusicalBest DirectorBest Choreography / MovementMost…

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    Shakespeare Republic #AllTheWebsAStage wins three more awards!

    It has been a rollercoaster ride for the latest season of Shakespeare Republic over the past six months. The new season, filmed entirely in lockdown in 2020 using a combination of internet technologies, smartphones and the innovation of our director, cast and crew has been having an amazing run on the international film festival circuit since November 2020, most recently winning three awards at the Unrestricted View Film Festival in the UK – Best Web Series (Special Mention), Best Actor in a Web Series (Mark McMinn) and Best Actress in a Web Series (Sally McLean). The season also received a Best Actor in a Web Series nomination for Frank Collison…

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    Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles) wins Best Film at the 2020 Falstaff Awards

    We are absolutely thrilled to share that our current season, Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles), has just been announced as the “Best Film” Award Winner at the 2020 Falstaff Awards presented by PlayShakespeare.com! We were hugely honoured to be only one of two productions nominated in this category alongside the ground-breaking The Show Must Go Online (UK), helmed by the amazing Robert Myles and produced by the fabulous Sarah Peachey (both of whom are also members of the Republic, appearing as lead ensemble in our current season). Honourable mentions for the Falstaff Awards Best Film category went to National Theatre Live at Home (UK), the Shakespeare’s Globe (UK), and the Stratford…

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    Three more awards for Shakespeare Republic & we screened at Cannes!

    June already?! This year is moving FAST! There are a few things that have been going on in the Republic camp that we’d like to share, including our recent French Premiere in Cannes, the amazing new trophies we get to add to our mantelpiece from London & Cannes and another official selection for the series on the international festival circuit! So let’s get on with it! OUR FRENCH PREMIERE! SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC SCREENED AS A FINALIST AT THE COTE D’AZUR WEBFEST IN CANNES! Shakespeare Republic (Season Two) had it’s French Premiere as a Finalist at the Côte d’Azur WebFest which took place during the 72nd Festival de Cannes as part of…

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    Shakespeare Republic streaming globally in new home and more news coming this week!

    We are so delighted to share with everyone that Shakespeare Republic has a new home as of April 1 – with the fabulous Australian streaming service Ozflix! The work of the Republic will be streaming globally alongside some of Australia’s greatest feature films, including Mad Max, Romper Stomper, The Castle, The Man From Snowy River, Proof, Animal Kingdom, Wolf Creek, Kenny, Muriel’s Wedding, the list goes on, as well as short films featuring Guy Pearce, Sigrid Thornton, Jack Thompson, Ditch Davey and more and the new strand of Aussie web series, set to take on the world! We would like to thank Ron Brown and the Ozflix team for all their…

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    Noosa International Film Festival trip, David Williamson interview & more Speaking Daggers news! #Shakespeare #film #filmmaking

    Part 2 of our final quarter ’round up of news from the Republic featuring Speaking Daggers and O, Mistress Mine … read on to find out about our latest clutch of awards and more! Over the past three months, we’ve  had our short film Speaking Daggers continue on it’s international film festival tour, and what a run we’ve been having! Since our last update, the film has been officially selected for the Cape Town International Film Festival in South Africa, Île Courts International Short Film Festival in Mauritius and the Fisheye Film Festival in the UK, where it was also nominated for “Best Hair & Make Up”! We were also delighted to…