• Behind The Scenes,  Celebrating The Bard

    CELEBRATING THE BARD: Sally McLean on playing Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18

    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 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…