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    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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    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…

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    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,…

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    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E2 Falon Ryan as “Edmund” #Shakespeare #WebSeriesWednesday #WebSeries

    And so Season Two continues … Episode Two 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 talented Falon Ryan, playing a piece from King Lear for your viewing enjoyment. “Thou, nature, art my goddess; to thy law My services are bound.” Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Edmund”, played by Falon Ryan, as she wrests with the complexities of the word “legitimate” as a woman looking for her place in a male-dominated world. “Now, gods, stand up for bastards!” Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard Directed, Adapted & Edited by Sally McLean Written by William Shakespeare Produced by…

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    Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard – S2E1 Stephen Costan as “Queen Margaret” #Shakespeare #ShakespeareSaturday

    So delighted to announce that Episode One 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 wonderful Stephen Costan, playing a piece from Henry VI, Part Three for your viewing enjoyment. “Was’t you that revell’d in our parliament, And made a preachment of your high descent?” Meet Shakespeare Republic’s “Margaret”, played by Stephen Costan, as he revels in his defeat of the rebel York in a dystopian near future, complete with kingly feast. “Off with the crown, and with the crown his head” Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard Directed, Adapted…

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    EPISODE: Shakespeare Republic S1 Ep6 – Sally McLean as Billie (Sonnet #18)

    “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” And so, all good things must come to an end.  In our final episode for Season One of Shakespeare Republic, meet Billie, played by Sally McLean (Utopia), as she shares with us arguably Shakespeare’s most famous sonnet in a truly Australian setting … with a bittersweet twist. “But thy eternal summer shall not fade …” Shakespeare Republic … all the world’s a stage … Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Sally McLean Director of Photography: Shaun Herbertson Sound Recording, Editing & Design: Tim McCormick Unit Manager: Billy Smedley Producers: Sally McLean, Perri Cummings & Billy Smedley Filmed on location in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Please Note: our Sound Recordist…

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    EPISODE: Shakespeare Republic S1 Ep3 – Billy Smedley as Hamlet

    Episode 3 is here, featuring Billy Smedley as … Hamlet! “Speak the speech, I pray you …” An imagined meeting behind the scenes at the highest level as we meet Hamlet played by Billy Smedley (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries) giving us a taste of what it must be like to be a political media adviser in the current climate. “… to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of the time it’s form and pressure.” Shakespeare Republic … all the world’s a stage … Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Sally McLean Director of Photography: James Dene Sound Recording & Design: Tim McCormick Unit…

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    EPISODE: Shakespeare Republic S1 Ep1 – Alan Fletcher As Macbeth is now live!

    It’s here! After months of brainstorming, rehearsing, filming and editing, we are proud to announce that Shakespeare Republic is now broadcasting on our YouTube Channel – beginning with Episode One – Alan Fletcher as Macbeth! “If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well it were done quickly …” Come on a journey into the darker recesses of human ambition as we meet a modern day, but equally murderous Macbeth played by Alan Fletcher (“Dr Karl Kennedy” from Neighbours) as he wrestles with his conscience in a dilemma all too familiar to the Australian public. “I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, only vaulting ambition…