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.


  • Fantastical Summer Camps
  • Our 10th Anniversary Gala
  • The Shakespeare Brunch is Back
  • Flannery O’Connor: Georgia Gothic

Enroll Your Child Today in TSC’s
Fantastical SUMMER CAMPS at Hutchison School



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For girls and boys entering grades 7-12

It’s Halloween in June! Confront your fear! No, not of Shakespeare, but come face-to-face with the mysterious and fantastical characters - human and inhuman - that enliven Shakespeare’s greatest works. Campers will learn what it takes to make Shakespeare really scary. This two- week camp will conclude with a camper showcase of ghosts, monsters, and visions.

JUNE 12-23
MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
COST: $500



For girls and boys entering grades JK-1

Explore the magical characters and incidents that populate A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest. Developing their characters and mastering Shakespeare through song, fairy games, and mask and costume making, campers will present their fantastic achievements in an end-of-camp showcase.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
COST: $200



For girls and boys entering grades 2-6

Meet and become one of Shakespeare’s clowns! Explore and master the physical and verbal comedy and scenes that occur in almost all of Shakespeare’s work. Whether you want to be sad, happy, bumbling, or pompous, Shakespeare has a part for you. Campers show off in an antic showcase at camp’s end.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
COST: $275­­­­


Download the Summer Camps Registration Form.

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Save the Date for Our 10th Anniversary Gala

We are saving a table for YOU to join us for our 10th Anniversary Season Gala!  Mark your calendar now for Saturday, April 7, 2018, when we bring you a celebratory evening of performance and dinner in the beautiful ballroom of the Memphis Hilton.

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Back by popular demand:

The Shakespeare Brunch

Join us for an elegant Sunday brunch, drinks, and an abbreviated Shakespeare reading in a beautiful indoor setting. Acted by some of your favorite TSC players, the reading is preceded by a delicious and thematic buffet with cash bar. Your $40 ticket includes the buffet and reading.

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by William Shakespeare

Sunday, November 20

12:30-3:30 pm
directed by Stephanie Shine
at The Memphis Hunt and Polo Club
Host Members: Margaret and Owen Tabor

Shakespeare’s late romance features a Bohemian rhapsody of near-magical redemption and forgiveness, featuring over 20 professional actors, including Carey Urban, Tony Molina, Darius Wallace, Stephanie Shine, and Dan McCleary.

Attire: cocktail/business casual.

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Flannery O’Connor: Georgia Gothic on April 21

Tennessee Shakespeare Company continues its popular Southern Literary Salon on April 21 with one of the more shocking American voices of the 20th Century – Flannery O’Connor.

Presented inside and outdoors at the spacious private home of Drew and Melia Murphy in Germantown (the site of previous Salons on Faulkner and Hemingway), Flannery O’Connor: Georgia Gothic runs 6:00–8:00 pm.

The evening features light Southern food, conversation, music, 45 minutes or so of readings from Ms. O’Connor’s works, and a mixed spirit of the author’s dis-liking (she preferred her coca-cola spiked with coffee).

Tickets are only are $55 and include all of the above.  Seating is very limited.

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Tennessee Shakespeare Company is generously supported by:

Boyle         FedEx         Tennessee Arts Commission

International Paper             University of Memphis  logo-arts-memphis

     First Tenneessee Foundation    

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Individual Season Sponsors:

Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund; Nancy Copp; Ernest, Pat, Martha, and Marian Kelly; Milton T. Schaeffer; The Family of Owen and Margaret Tabor;
Ann and Wellford Tabor.

Season Partners:

Boyle Investment Company, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Hutchison School, Shelby County Schools, St. George’s Church, The University of Memphis’ Department of Theatre & Dance

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