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.
"I follow him to serve my turn upon him ..."
Meet Shakespeare Republic's "Iago" played by Dean Haglund as he plots his revenge - scheming in plain sight like the viper in the blossom.
"... I am not what I am."
Shakespeare Republic: celebrating the brilliance of the Bard
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 Recording, Editing & Design by Tim McCormick
Digital Colourist & VFX: Thanassi Panagiotaras
Music Composer Jordan Ross
1st Camera Assistant: Marcus Cropp
2nd Camera Assistant: Hamish MacGregor
Make Up by Taryn & Joel Gionis
Unit Production Manager Marg Woodlock-McLean
Production Assistant: Falon Ryan
Filmed on location at Toorak College, Mt Eliza, 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 the Australian Cultural Fund, Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH and auspiced by Auspicous Arts Projects Inc.