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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.


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Discover the Original Soul Man: TSC's Mid-South Schools Tour Hits the Road this Week with "Shake(s), Rattle & Roll"

(Memphis, TN, October 15, 2013) – It's hip. It's cool. Students can discover chart-topping, toe-tapping, feet-stomping, get-out-of-your-seat-and-move-with-it SHAKESPEARE – direct from Memphis!

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, launches its new schools touring show this week with the Memphis-inspired Shake(s), Rattle & Roll.

Created by TSC Education Director Stephanie Shine and featuring actors Slade Kyle and Cara McHugh, Shake(s), Rattle & Roll is booking now in elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the Mid-South. Last year, the tour played to 6,000 students in the South. This year's tour will exceed that capacity while touring across the state and into North Carolina, Georgia, and Kentucky.

Shake(s), Rattle & Roll is a 45-minute, tour-de-force that imagines both a social and artistic through-line between the plays of William Shakespeare and the music that makes Memphis unique – Blues, Gospel, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, and Rock-n-Roll.

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TSC's Hamlet plays in an elegant Edwardian production
at Memphis' Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Memphis, TN (February 25, 2013) – – Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, presents a special, limited engagement of William Shakespeare's Hamlet inside Dixon Gallery and Garden's Winegardner Auditorium from April 3-14 in Memphis.

Directed by TSC's Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Dan McCleary (The Tempest, Glass Menagerie, Macbeth, Othello, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It), this elegant Edwardian production is generously sponsored by Independent Bank and Ann & Wellford Tabor. The exclusive media sponsor is Commercial Appeal Media.

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Children 17 years and younger are admitted FREE at all Thursday night performances when accompanied by a paying guardian.  Limit four per guardian.  Made possible by the Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company is generously supported by:

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Season Sponsors:

The Dunbar Abston Fund for Sustainable Excellence, Barbara B. Apperson and The Barbara Apperson Angel Fund, ArtsMemphis,
Nancy and Dan Copp, FedEx Corporation, First Tennessee Foundation's ArtsFirst,  Jack and Sandra Jones, Milton T. Schaeffer,
Ann and Wellford Tabor, the Family of Margaret and Owen Tabor, Sr.

Season Partners:
Dixon Gallery & Gardens,  Germantown Performing Arts Center/Duncan-Williams Performance Hall, St. George's Episcopal Church

Tennessee Shakespeare Company is a proud member of:
Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence       ArtsMemphis    logo-gacc          Tennesseans for the Arts     Tennessee Theatre Association