Press Coverage

Shakespeare Republic members Christopher Kirby, Sally McLean and Billy Smedley with fellow attendees Adelaide Harding and Richard Grounds Jnr. on the St Kilda Film Festival red carpet on May 18 (Photo by Jim Lee)

RECENT PRESS:

Sally has been interviewed numerous times in various national and international publications, radio shows, podcasts and other forums about her work as an actor, writer and director. Previous interviews and press coverage of her work have appeared in places such as BBC Radio 3, The Guardian Newspaper, FilmInk, IF Magazine, The Age Newspaper, ABC 774 Radio, ABC Radio National and 3RRR, as well as several international podcasts.

Here is a selection of press to date:

Sally talks all things Shakespeare Republic and web series on the ViewFinder Podcast (USA) – December 2021
In-depth interview with Sally about her work as creator, director and ensemble member of Shakespeare Republic on the industry podcast The Viewfinder Podcast with Chris Hadley

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Review of Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (USA) – August 2021
An unsolicited and very kind review of Shakespeare Republic Season Three in Starry Mag (USA) as part of their Web Series Wednesday feature series

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Sally talks all things Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage on the No Rest For The Weekend Podcast (USA) – May 2021
In-depth interview with Sally about her work as creator, director and ensemble member of Shakespeare Republic on the industry podcast No Rest For The Weekend in NYC

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Review of Shakespeare Republic – February 2021
In-depth review and academic analysis of Sally’s work as creator/director of Shakespeare Republic in the academic journal Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation

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Online theatre emerges from the wings – January 2021
Interview with Sally Sally McLean in The Age about filming Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles), alongside fellow interviewees Nicola Tyndale-Biscoe (writer/director) and Professor Stacy Holman Jones of Monash Centre for Theatre and Performance in this article about the new age of online theatre

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Sally McLean Talks All Things Shakespeare And Republic On The Bard Brunch Podcast Out Of NYC – January 2021
Interview with Sally on the Bard Brunch podcast with Genny Yosco about filming Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles)

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Sally McLean talks Shakespeare Republic on ABC Melbourne Radio – December 2020
Interview with Sally on ABC Radio program, Saturday Afternoon with Shelley Ware about filming Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles) and the series’ win for Best Web Series of All Genres at the 2020 Asia Web Awards.

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Aussie Shakespeare series wins big internationally – December 2020
Article & interview with Sally in FilmInk about the new season of her web series – Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles) winning Best International Series and Best Director at the 2020 New York City Web Fest.

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Creating, directing and adapting a series over Zoom – September 2020
Interview with Sally in Mornington Peninsula Magazine about making the new season of her web series – Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles)

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Sally McLean on Shakespeare in a pandemic – August 2020
In-depth interview with Sally in Limelight Magazine about making the new season of her web series – Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles)

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Melbourne Shakespeare Digital Series Filmed On Three Continents And In Lockdown – August 2020
Article & short interview with Sally on Theatre People about the new season of her web series – Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles)

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Award-winning Shakespeare Series Premieres Season Filmed On Three Continents Entirely In Lockdown – August 2020
Article & short interview with Sally on BroadwayWorld.com about the new season of her web series – Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles)

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Award-winning director Sally McLean premieres new digital series filmed on three continents in lockdown – August 2020
Article & short interview with Sally on AussieTheatre.com about the new season of her web series – Shakespeare Republic: #AllTheWebsAStage (The Lockdown Chronicles)

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Meet Sally McLean, the award-winning actress, screenwriter, director and playwright with a passion for Shakespeare | Melbourne WebFest Advisory Board – June 2020
Announcement about Sally joining the MWF Advisory Board with an interview with Sally about her take on web series.

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BIG WONDER PODCAST – Episode #18 Sally McLean – February 2020
In-depth interview with Sally about organising Shorts Relief: Flicks For The Fires film festival fundraiser at The Capitol Theatre, Melbourne, as well as her career as an actor, writer and director in Australia & the UK.

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Shorts film festival for bushfire relief announced at Capitol Theatre – FilmInk – February 2020
Announcement of Shorts Relief: Flicks For The Fires film festival fundraiser organised by Sally at The Capitol Theatre, Melbourne.

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Shorts film festival for bushfire relief announced at Capitol Theatre – Toorak Times – February 2020
Announcement of Shorts Relief: Flicks For The Fires film festival fundraiser organised by Sally at The Capitol Theatre, Melbourne.

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How Do You Do You? Sally McLean – November 2018
In depth interview on podcast “How Do You Do You?” with Sally with a focus on her creative processes as actor/director

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Sally McLean: All The World’s A Stage – October 2018
Feature interview on FilmInk with Sally focusing on her career to date as actor, writer & director

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OffBeat Interview with Sally McLean – September 2018
Interview on “Offbeat” TV show on RMITV with Sally about her work with Shakespeare Republic.

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“Speaking Daggers”, showcases crème of Aussie talent, screens at NIFF – July 2018
Article in IndieActivity.com about Speaking Daggers’ selection at the 2018 Noosa International Film Festival and updates on Shakespeare Republic

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Talking Shakespeare with Sally McLean – April 2018
Interview with Sally by Catherine Hallam at Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia, discussing Shakespeare and Sally’s return to teaching Shakespeare at the studio

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Interview with Shakespeare Republic creator/director, Sally McLean – April 2018
In-depth interview with Sally about her life, career and work with Shakespeare on screen with Vaishnavi Sundar at Women Making Films

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Or So the Web Series Go(es): Women in Web Series Shout-Out #1 (Sally McLean) – December 2017
Article in Stareable (USA) about Sally as the first featured female content creator in this new series of articles about the web series world.

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The Act Of Storytelling: Ch02.Podcast05 Sally McLean – November 2017
Nick and Lauren discuss ‘holding the line’, creating space and being present before turning their attention to a great conversation, and a lot of laughter, with actress, producer, writer, Shakespeare Republic creator and Melbourne WebFest General Manager, Sally McLean.

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SYN FM Interview – Sally McLean & Christopher Kirby – September 2017
Interview with Sally and Chris on ArtSmitten about Shakespeare, the Republic and working together in web series

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3RRR FM Radio Interview – A Room With A View – September 2017
Interview with Sally on A Room With A View about Shakespeare, independent filmmaking and webseries.

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Sally McLean talks to DWF about Shakespeare Republic! – August 2017
Interview with Republic Creator/Director about what Shakespeare Republic has been up to since our official selection and nomination for Best Actress (Comedy) for Michala Banas for Season One at Dublin Web Fest.

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From The Katering Show to Fighting Isis: eight of the best Australian web series – July 2017
The Guardian’s list of the Top 8 Australian web series worth the watch, with Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (Season Two) at Number 3 (although TV & Film critic, Luke Buckmaster, who compiled the list did go to pains to point out that the series’ were listed in no particular order).

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Shakespeare Republic: breaking it down for Melbourne Web Fest – June 2017
Interview with Republic creator, Sally McLean for Scenestr Magazine about Shakespeare Republic and our official selection and Best Australian Drama nomination for Melbourne Web Fest

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2017 Official Selection: Shakespeare Republic: #LoveTheBard (AUS) – June 2017
Interview with Republic creator, Sally McLean about the inspiration behind Shakespeare Republic, the challenges faced when making Season Two and thoughts on web series creation in general

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Shakespeare Republic Series (Review) – June 2017
In-depth and very complimentary review of both Seasons of Shakespeare Republic from “Books By The Window” in the UK

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JOY 94.9FM “Escape Pod” Program (Australia)
Interview with Sally about her documentary, Champion, and her filming in Australia, the UK, Ireland and Europe for the film.

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ABC Radio774 “Overnights” Program (Australia)
Interview with Sally about her documentary, Champion, and story of Franz Stampfl that inspired it.

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BBC Radio 3 “Free Thinking” Program (UK)
Interview with Sally about her documentary, Champion, and story of Franz Stampfl’s work with Roger Bannister to mark the anniversary of the breaking of the Four Minute Mile.

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You can find all the press coverage for Shakespeare Republic over the past seven years here: http://shakespearerepublic.com/press/


The entire press archive is being compiled at the moment, but for now you can see some of it over at the Incognita Enterprises site (her production business).