Using some of Shakespeare's most intriguing monologues and sonnets, Season Two of Shakespeare Republic explores a day in the life of 13 Shakespeare characters who exist in the same world, living their lives in modern society, sometimes meeting, sometimes passing like ships in the night, all using Shakespeare's original text.
Starring Michala Banas, Stephen Costan, Alan Fletcher, Nadine Garner, Dean Haglund, Christopher Kirby, Sally McLean, Tariro Mavondo, Wahibe Moussa, Falon Ryan, Shane Savage, Billy Smedley and Phoebe Anne Taylor. Created and Directed by Sally McLean.
"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, Lyonel Draper, Robert Jackson, Pankaj Kashyap, Stephen Moore, Daniel Oakley, Jordanka Petkoff, Pauline Sherry, Vivian Smedley & Stephen Wyley
Directed, Adapted & Edited by Sally McLean
Written by William Shakespeare
Produced by Sally McLean & Billy Smedley
Co-Produced by Shane Savage and Perri Cummings
Cinematography by Shaun Herbertson
Sound Recording by Abramo Peghini
Sound Design & Editing by Tim McCormick
Camera Assistant: Cam Green
Unit Management by Marg Woodlock McLean
Make Up by Paulie King
Unit Assistant: Taylah McLean
Music by Jordan Ross
Associate Producer: Stephen Wyley
Executive Producer: Robina Bamforth
Filmed on location at St Catherine's School, Toorak, Victoria
The Producers would like to acknowledge our sponsors: The Courthouse Hotel, North Melbourne and Mr Moto and all our donors and backers who made Season Two possible.
Shakespeare Republic is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH and auspiced by Auspicous Arts Projects Inc.
Shakespeare Republic is a passion project, independently made on the good graces of our cast and crew in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
More information: shakespearerepublic.com
Spanish subtitles by Zaioa López