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    EPISODE: Shakespeare Republic S1 Ep5 – Michala Banas as Phebe

    “Think not I love him though I ask for him …” Meet Phebe, played by Michala Banas (Upper Middle Bogan, Nowhere Boys), as she gives us an uncomfortable insight into unrequited romantic obsession and the dangers of having access to modern communication devices when one too many alcoholic drinks have been imbibed. “I will write to him a very taunting letter …” Shakespeare Republic … all the world’s a stage … Party Guests: Billy Smedley, Perri Cummings & Sally McLean Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Sally McLean Director of Photography: James Dene Sound Recording, Editing & Design: Tim McCormick Unit Manager: Marg Woodlock-McLean Producers: Sally McLean, Perri Cummings & Billy Smedley…

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    EPISODE: Shakespeare Republic S1 Ep4 – Ben Steel as Juliet (Jules)

    Episode 4 has landed, after a rather turbulent start to the week in Australian politics. We’re claiming we called it with Alan Fletcher’s episode in our first week, followed by Billy Smedley’s episode last week and thank Malcolm Turnbull and others in Canberra for watching!  (It’s the only way we can explain the uncanny timing of it all).  This week we move onto a new topic, featuring Ben Steel as “Jules” (Juliet) … “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou, Romeo?” On the day traditionally celebrated in Verona as the birthday of one of their fair citizens who is thought to have inspired Shakespeare’s Juliet (from a novella by Luigi da Porto, Historia novellamente ritrovata di due nobili amanti (“Newly found story of two noble…

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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 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…