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Tennessee Shakespeare Company and WKNO in Memphis Awarded One of Ten WNET Grants in the United States to Partner for "Shakespeare Uncovered" in 2013

(December 17, 2012) Memphis, TN: Tennessee Shakespeare Company and WKNO public television/radio in Memphis, TN, are partnering January through May 2013 on a community-wide project to celebrate the works of Shakespeare and expose the community to his plays.

The two organizations will hold special events – such as screenings and workshops – produce special pieces for television and radio, and much more thanks to a national grant from WNET in New York for the PBS series, "Shakespeare Uncovered."

The partnership between TSC and WKNO is one of only ten such collaborations between public television stations and Shakespeare companies in the United States to receive the grant by WNET.

This special series will air Fridays, January 25 - February 8, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. on WKNO2, and the following Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10.

Shakespeare Uncovered airs Sundays, January 27-February 10 at 4:00 p.m., beginning January 27, on WKNO/Channel 10. It will also air the previous Fridays (January 25-February 8) at 8:00 p.m. on WKNO2, available over the air on Channel 10.2 and on Comcast Channel 910.

The six-part series will air in two-hour blocks over three weeks.

"Macbeth with Ethan Hawke" Sunday, January 27 at 4:00 p.m. on WKNO.
Friday, January 25 at 8:00 p.m. on WKNO2.

"The Comedies with Joely Richardson" Sunday, January 27 at 5:00 p.m. on WKNO.
Friday, January 25 at 9:00 p.m. on WKNO2.

"Richard II with Derek Jacobi" Sunday, February 3 at 4:00 p.m. on WKNO.
Friday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m. on WKNO2.

"Henry IV and Henry V with Jeremy Irons" Sunday, February 3 at 5:00 p.m. on WKNO.
Friday, February 1 at 9:00 p.m. on WKNO2.

"Hamlet with David Tennant" Sunday, February 10 at 4:00 p.m. on WKNO.
Friday, February 8 at 8:00 p.m. on WKNO2.

"The Tempest with Trevor Nunn" Sunday, February 10 at 5:00 p.m. on WKNO.
Friday, February 8 at 9:00 p.m. on WKNO2.