Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles)
Filmed in lockdown during the global pandemic of 2020 …
Twenty four souls, six cities – one shared experience of being human.
SHAKESPEARE REPUBLIC: #ALLTHEWEBSASTAGE (THE LOCKDOWN CHRONICLES) TEASER
MIGUEL PEREZ as “THE CHORUS” from HENRY V
PHOEBE ANNE TAYLOR as “LAUNCE” from THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
MARK DICKINSON as “CLARENCE” from RICHARD III
LAURA GARDNER as “CONSTANCE” from KING JOHN
LEO ATKIN as ‘PUCK” from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
MAYA COHEN as “ADRIANA” from THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
JUSTIN HOSKING as “RICHARD III” from RICHARD III
YOLANDA OVIDE as “JULIET” from ROMEO & JULIET
FRANK COLLISON as “PROSPERO” from THE TEMPEST
JODI HAIGH as “DUKE SENIOR” from AS YOU LIKE IT
CARIS VUJCEC as “LADY MACBETH” from MACBETH
DOMINIC BREWER as “RICHARD II” from RICHARD II
TIM CONSTANTINE as “HAMLET” from HAMLET
DANIELLE FARROW as “HENRY IV” from HENRY IV, PART II
CHRISTOPHER KIRBY as “RICHARD II” from RICHARD II
EMMA KNIEBE as “LADY PERCY” from HENRY IV, PART I
MARK McMINN as “PRINCE HENRY” from HENRY IV, PART I
PHILIP HAYDEN as “HENRY IV” from HENRY IV, PART II
SARAH PEACHEY as “TITANIA” from A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
ROBERT MYLES as “MACBETH” from MACBETH
JESSICA MARTIN as “ROSALIND” from AS YOU LIKE IT
SASS PINCI as “MARK ANTONY” from JULIUS CAESAR
DON BRIDGES as “CORIN” from AS YOU LIKE IT
SALLY McLEAN as “MACBETH” from MACBETH
General content warning: this series contains discussion of isolation, death, illness and/or mental health.
For those in need of support at this, or at any time, please reach out to your official national helpline.
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Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWorldsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles)
Edited By Sally McLean
Online Edit & Colour Grading By Thanassi Panagiotaras
Sound Design & Editing By Tim McCormick
Technical Advisor: Shaun Herbertson
Co-Produced By Billy Smedley, Christopher Kirby & Phoebe Anne Taylor
Original Title & Credits Music Composed & Performed By Sass & The Bazaar
Produced & Directed by Sally McLean
Using Shakespeare’s original text and characters, we shine a light on the human experience in a COVID-19 world. Building on the success of the previous two seasons of the multi award-winning web series, Shakespeare Republic (2015-2017), this new season of the work turns the lens on Shakespeare’s characters in lockdown, featuring actors from Australia and around the world.
Created, adapted and directed by Australian actor, Sally McLean, with the cast filming themselves in isolation, directed in real time by Sally via Zoom from Melbourne, we look through a myriad of windows from Australia, Scotland, England and the USA into the current shared experience of human beings in isolation.
Reflecting a plethora of experiences in lockdown, including mental health issues, death of a loved one, Zoom dating and more, we train a lens on the shared human experience that connects us, despite our physical separation – using Shakespeare’s characters and original text.
Featuring actors with credits from Broadway, the West End, Shakespeare’s Globe London and mainstream Film & TV in Australia, the US & UK, both established and emerging, this is deliberately Shakespeare with a difference.
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Stream the multi award-winning Seasons One & Two of Shakespeare Republic for free right now online!
Nineteen episodes, featuring Nadine Garner, Michala Banas, Alan Fletcher, Christopher Kirby, Dean Haglund, Sally McLean and all our amazing Republic ensemble to date.
“None my Lord, but that the world’s grown honest.”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet (Act II, Sc 2)