Is Shakespeare still relevant? Does he still speak to us? Is he REALLY for everyone?
The answer is YES, according to Shakespeare Republic, who recently spent time at the Lord Somers Camp filming Series 2 of the internationally acclaimed web series. Shakespeare Republic is a collective of Australian based actors and writers who have come together to celebrate Shakespeare, his works and his enduring legacy. Using the medium of a web series, Shakespeare Republic takes a journey through the works of William Shakespeare and his fellow Elizabethan and Jacobean playwrights.
Their aim is to rediscover, reinvigorate and occasionally re-interpret these universal observations in a modern setting, through the lens of current events and social issues of our time. The Lord Somers Camp hosted the team from Shakespeare Republic whilst they filmed their second series – which features actors such as Alan Fletcher, Nadine Garner and Billy Smedley amongst others – using the grand hall as a location for many scenes.
You can follow the web series and find out more about Shakespeare Republic at www.shakespearerepublic.com and the Lord Somers Camp at www.lordsomerscamp.com