• Behind The Scenes,  Celebrating The Bard

    CELEBRATING THE BARD: Rowena Hutson on playing Hamlet

    We have mused on The Bard and now that Season One is airing, we are Celebrating The Bard!  This is a series where we asked each of our ensemble members to write down some background on why they wanted to do the piece they did, how they feel it relates to modern life, what challenges and/or choices they faced and why and any other information that would be of interest to you, the audience.  Director, Sally McLean, also shares some thoughts on the process from her perspective to give views from both sides of the camera.  Each “Celebrating The Bard” piece will be published the Friday after the ensemble member’s episode has aired.…

  • Episodes,  Video

    EPISODE: Shakespeare Republic S1 Ep2 – Rowena Hutson as Hamlet

    And so, Episode 2 has arrived, featuring Rowena Hutson as Hamlet! “To be, or not to be.  That is the question …” An intimate portrait of a human being on the edge as we meet a Hamlet played by Rowena Hutson (Sir John Gielgud Charitable Trust Bursary for Promising Young Actors recipient) who reflects back to us an all-too-human response to a modern, overwhelmed life and it’s consequences. “… To die, to sleep. To sleep, perchance to dream …” Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Sally McLean 1st AD: Billy Smedley Director of Photography: Yanni Dellaportas Lighting Director/Sound: Dan Evans Sound Design: Tim McCormick Editor: Sally McLean Producers: Sally McLean, Perri Cummings & Billy Smedley Behind…