Sally is also a published playwright and poet and her day job consists of designing and selling a huge range of t-shirts, bags and other merchandise. Browse through the various books and gifts available here to find your actor friend the perfect gift!
Personalized gifts are all the thing. Which is why we’re currently spotlighting Sally’s eclectic Redbubble Store, filled with theatre, film and literature based designs, all from her disordered, yet madly creative brain. Looking for the perfect tee for your best theatre buddy? Look no further. How about a cushion featuring Shakespeare? Got that too. Maybe a phone cover with an Edgar Allen Poe quote? Yep, got you covered (deliberate pun). Maybe an inspirational quote poster for the aspiring thespian in your circle. You betcha.
Have a wander down the virtual aisles of Sally’s store at Redbubble here:
OTHER COOL STUFF BY SALLY YOU CAN BUY
O FOR A MUSE OF FIRE (QUOTES ON ACTING FROM PIONEERS OF THE STAGE) By Sally McLean (Paperback)
Volume 1 of the ActorSpeak collection of works, O For A Muse Of Fire is a collection of quotes about acting and the creative process from the pioneers of theatre craft, sourced from down through the ages and around the world.
With contributions from leading lights of the theatre world in days gone by, from Aristotle to Edwin Booth to Dame Ellen Terry to Mae Busch and more, paired with original pop art renditions of each author’s likeness by editor, Sally McLean, this volume makes the perfect addition to any actor or theatrical aficionado’s literary collection.
Ideal for providing that moment of inspiration or edification, this easy to access and fully researched volume brings many rediscovered gems of wisdom and hard-won experience back to light for a whole new generation of artists to digest and enjoy.
FEATURING QUOTES FROM:
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, EDWIN BOOTH, NELLIE STEWART, ANTON CHEKHOV, DAME ELLEN TERRY, THOMAS DEKKER, CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE, ANTONIN ARTAUD, BEN JONSON, LAWRENCE BARRETT, CONSTANTIN STANISLAVSKI, GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, COLLEY CIBBER, SIR HENRY IRVING, JC WILLIAMSON, SARAH BERNHARDT, ETHEL BARRYMORE, MAE BUSCH, DOROTHEA JORDAN AND MANY MORE …
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: www.actorspeak.com/museoffire/
TALKING WITH MYSELF (A COLLECTION OF POETICAL MONOLOGUES) By Sally McLean (Paperback)
She has since been published in several poetry and short fiction anthologies in Australia, Canada, the USA and UK, and was named in the 2004 “Who’s Who of Poetry”, published internationally in late 2004.
“Talking With Myself” is a collection of her works from 1990-2010, a period of time that saw her living in London and LA, as well as her home town of Melbourne. It is a deeply personal work, a documentation of one girl’s rite of passage into adulthood, but one that many have identified with from all over the world. Initially presented as an online collection, this book version is now available for all those who have a love of books, a love of poetry and a love of life.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAID:
“As far as criticisms go, our panel of adjudicators agreed on thing alone – we’d like some more!” – City Lights and Sketches Poetry Society, Australian National University
“I read one amazing poem and I was hooked. This lady stirs me like no other – a phenomenal poet. Let me just say her poetry will make you an avid fan of both her and her work.” – Kerry Goncleaves, Editor, Whillow
“I think that if I had to pick a fave that I’d have to say that the short poem (I can never remember titles) about the knight and his horse made me laugh with delight. You know … when you’re reading someone’s work and you punctuate the silence with a ‘YES!’ … then you know the poem has arrived, done its work and changed how you will view the world, if only slightly, for the rest of time. I said ‘YES!’ twice. I haven’t otherwise heard the word in weeks.” – Kevin Taylor, Canadian Poet
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: www.talkingwithmyself.net
CHASING PEGASUS (A PLAY IN TEN CHORDS) By Sally McLean (Paperback)
A celebration of what makes us different, and through that discovery, a recognition of what makes us ultimately the same, “CHASING PEGASUS (A PLAY IN TEN CHORDS)” focuses on the continuing quest of humankind to become more than the sum of our parts.
A housewife, two teenagers, a school teacher, an ex-singer, a deaf girl, an accountant, a book shop owner and a shop assistant. What do these people have in common? They are all members of the Serendipity Book Club and they are all about to embark on an unexpected journey.
Chasing Pegasus is a play about hope. A celebration of our desire to follow our dreams. A journey towards self-discovery and self-realisation. Ultimately, it is a story about finding the extraordinary in the everyday.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAID:
“… an engaging, beautifully written and staged night of theatre that doesn’t disappoint.” – Theatre Australia
“… engaging … insightful … interesting characters, inspiring stories and a feel-good, uplifting message, Chasing Pegasus provides an ultimately engaging hour of theatre.” – Radio 3RRR
“… confronting, thought provoking and engaging … this play is an experience that shouldn’t be missed.” – Theatre Alive
FOR FULL PRESS AND REVIEWS, VISIT: www.chasingpegasus.net
BREATHE: RELAXATION EXERCISES FOR ACTORS By Sally McLean (CD or MP3 Download)
A collection of three guided relaxation visualization exercises for actors, designed to calm nerves, increase energy, help focus and remove tension.
Created for use every day – not just for those in the acting profession but anyone who wants an instant “de-stress” to help them function at their optimum level at all times.
Australian actor, Sally McLean, takes you through these exercises, originally created for her own acting students and now made available for everyone to use.
WHAT PREVIOUS STUDENTS HAVE SAID:
“Very helpful. Definitely useable. Brilliant!!” – William Moore (“Neighbours”, Channel 10)
“Sensational. Well done Sal, and thank you. Most impressed.” – Peter Flaherty (“Neighbours”, “All Saints”, “Blue Heelers”, “Summer Coda”)
“Sally is friendly, approachable, informative and entertaining. It is well worth the money. Thank you, great work!” – Anita Phelan (“MDA” – ABC TV)
“Sally is an honest and insightful teacher who inspires you with her knowledge and experience, and to top it all off, she’s genuinely interested in her students.” -Belinda Lack (“Rush” – Channel 10)
“Sally works with compassion, a sense of humour and with such immense experience that you feel like you’re tapping into this vast well of knowledge that’s bubbling over to help you be the best you can be! Incredibly inspiring. I’m ready to get back out there and go for it with confidence and new energy.” – Emily Andrews (“Neighbours”, “Blue Heelers”)
T-SHIRTS & GIFTS By Sally McLean
Sally also runs several online t-shirt and gift stores featuring her own unique designs – particularly for those working in the entertainment biz or have an interest in Shakespeare. Click on the t-shirt images below to see all the designs on offer at her flagship store, The Shakespeare Shoppe, and how to purchase:
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