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.
"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 anxieties of his men at a time when he needs them most.
"The game's afoot ...”
Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard
Featured Soldiers (in order of appearance)
Directed & Adapted by Sally McLean
Written by William Shakespeare
Produced by Sally McLean, Billy Smedley, Shane Savage & Perri Cummings
Executive Producer: Robina Bamforth
Associate Producer: Stephen Francis Wyley
Director Of Photography: Shaun Herbertson
Edited by Sally McLean & Thanassi Panagiotaras
Sound Operator, Editing & Design by Tim McCormick
Digital Colourist & Online Editor Thanassi Panagiotaras
Music Composer Jordan Ross
Camera Assistant Bashir Towdiee
Make Up by Jamie Hannah
Unit Production Manager Marg Woodlock-McLean
Production Assistant Falon Ryan
Laser Strike Guns & Sensors Provided by Laser Strike Clan Wars, The Basin
With Thanks To Kevin Hosak For His Generous Support
Filmed on location at Lord Somers Camp, Somers, 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.