Press Release
Shakespeare Uncovered Exhibit and Doc Screening


For more information: Teri L Sullivan
WKNO Promotions Manager
901-729-8735
tlsullivan@wkno.org

January 10, 2013
For Immediate Release

WKNO AND TN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY HOSTING COSTUME EXHIBIT AND DOCUMENTARY SCREENING

WKNO-TV/FM and Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC) are inviting the public to the WKNO Digital Media Center on Sunday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m. for a one-hour documentary viewing and unveiling of a new Shakespearean costume exhibit, curated by TSC designer Bruce Bui. The exhibit and screening accompany the upcoming PBS series Shakespeare Uncovered. Tickets are free but limited, and can be reserved at http://wknoshakespeare.eventbrite.com/# .

“The Apparel Oft Proclaims the Man*” – A “Shakespeare Uncovered” Costume Exhibit will be unveiled at an opening reception on January 20, followed by a showing of the first episode of Shakespeare Uncovered: “Macbeth with Ethan Hawke”. The exhibit will then be available for viewing for a limited engagement through January 31 during office hours at WKNO.

The exhibit and screening kick off several events that WKNO and TSC will host together as part of 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.

Shakespeare Uncovered airs Fridays at 8:00 p.m. on WKNO2, beginning January 25, and Sundays at 4:00 p.m., beginning January 27, on WKNO/Channel 10. A complete schedule is available at wkno.org.

Shakespeare Uncovered is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the generous support of the project's lead foundation sponsor, the Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation. Major funding is also provided by Rosalind P. Walter, The Polonsky Foundation, Virginia and Dana Randt, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, and PBS.

* Quote from Hamlet, Act I Scene III Line 55-81.

bout Tennessee Shakespeare Company
Tennessee Shakespeare Company, now in its fifth season, is a professional 501(c)(3) theatre and education organization which performs the plays of William Shakespeare seasonally outdoors and indoors in environmentally-specific venues; performs classical and Southern writers seasonally indoors and outdoors through the Southern Exposure series; and provides year-round educational and training programming. Tennessee Shakespeare Company seeks to create and sustain a classical theatre that both nurtures artists and encourages audiences to exaltation, curiosity, and wonderment; be a center for the community dedicated to re-discovering faith in life by increasing awareness of reality and expanding imagination through an emphasis on the performance, education, and training of William Shakespeare’s works.

About WKNO
WKNO is a non-profit, private foundation serving the Mid-South for more than 56 years. An important community resource, WKNO uses the power of non-commercial public broadcasting to provide the Mid-South with quality educational and cultural programs that inform, entertain, and inspire. For more information: wkno.org.

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