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TR-235041-16

WNET (New York, NY 10019-7416)
Stephen Segaller (Project Director: August 2015 to present)

Shakespeare Uncovered: Series Three

Production of the third season of Shakespeare Uncovered, a six-part PBS/BBC documentary television series focusing on the plays of William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare Uncovered is a multi-part public television project that explores the text and the context of the plays of William Shakespeare. In each documentary, a leading actor or director guides an in-depth look at an individual play, one that combines history, biography, iconic performances, interviews with scholars and theater professionals, and scenes staged especially for the series by Shakespeare’s Globe in London. Building on the success of the first two NEH-funded seasons, Series Three will consist of six one-hour programs: Coriolanus, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice, Richard III, Measure for Measure, and The Winter’s Tale. WNET will also expand the series’ website and continue the successful outreach that brings local Shakespeare events and programming to communities across the country.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Media Projects Production

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$400,000 (approved)
$400,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2016 – 3/31/2019


TR-50442-13

WNET (New York, NY 10019-7416)
Stephen Segaller (Project Director: August 2012 to present)

Shakespeare Uncovered

Production of six one-hour documentaries and a website on the plays of William Shakespeare.

"Shakespeare Uncovered" is a multi-part public television project on the Complete Plays of William Shakespeare. Coproduced by WNET and Blakeway Productions, with the participation of Shakespeare's Globe, and written and produced by Richard Denton, the series explores the text and context of Shakespeare plays in one-hour programs presented by legendary actors and directors. The first six programs, supported by NEH, will air on PBS in 2013. Funds are requested for Series Two--six one-hour programs covering "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "The Taming of the Shrew," "Romeo and Juliet," "The Merchant of Venice," "Antony and Cleopatra," and "King Lear." The PBS broadcasts will be accompanied by a rich Website and community outreach. Shakespeare Uncovered will introduce new audiences to the what, why and how of the plays, while thrilling those who know Shakespeare with new scholarship and insight. In time we plan to produce a third season so the series touches on all of Shakespeare's 37 plays.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
America's Media Makers: Production Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$500,000 (approved)
$500,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2013 – 6/30/2015