Speaking Daggers – Shakespeare Republic

Eight people enjoy a fine spring day at an outdoor café. At first glance, it could be a scene from anywhere in the modern world until they begin to speak. Eight characters from five different Shakespeare plays discuss love, revenge, deceit and power in overheard conversations, set against the backdrop of coffee, cakes and waitresses in crisp white shirts.

‘I will speak daggers …’ – Hamlet

This short film, for students in years 8 -12, is a stand-alone piece being created for our Arts Learning Festival.

You’ll be able to attend a panel discussion with the cast, creator/director Sally McLean and producer Bill Smedley, at 10 am on Wednesday 3 May at Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square.

Both the film and the panel discussion are a must for students studying the Bard.