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THIRTEEN’s Shakespeare Uncovered,
A Six-Film Series Telling the Stories Behind Shakespeare’s Greatest Plays
In a unique series of six films debuting in three segments on PBS SoCaL January 25, February 1, and February 8, 2013 at 9:00 PM, Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts – Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson, and David Tennant – to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. The series will be rebroadcast in its entirety on PBS SoCaL on June 30, 2013.
Produced by Richard Denton for Blakeway Productions & THIRTEEN for WNET in association with the BBC and Shakespeare’s Globe, each episode explores and reveals the extraordinary world and works of William Shakespeare and the still-potent impact they have today. The films combine interviews with actors, directors and scholars, along with visits to key locations, clips from some of the most-celebrated film and television adaptations, and illustrative excerpts from the plays staged specially for the series at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
Each program’s host has deep personal experience with Shakespeare’s work and relates not only the stories of the plays themselves, but also the stories of how they came to be written, how they have been performed, and how they have survived over 400 years. For details about Shakespeare Uncovered, visit this link.
To enhance our audience’s exploration of Shakespeare and promote support for local performing arts, PBS SoCaL is partnering with community Shakespeare organizations to share their information, events, and more. Please see the list below for Shakespeare organizations and resources in our community.
Shakespeare Uncovered Resources
Organization/Festival Name AboutCity Phone # Chapman University Department of Theater - Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival The Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival is an annual event hosted in February by Chapman University's Department of Theatre. All California high schools are invited to participate.
(714) 744-7016 firstname.lastname@example.org Independent Shakespeare Co. ISC serves the community through creating inspiring, accessible theater and bringing it to as wide an audience as possible. The Festival has grown to inlcude more than Shakespeare performances. Audiences enjoy pre-show performances by a variety of local artists, the Salon Series, and families can attend pre-show workshops about the plays.
(818) 710-6306 email@example.com Los Angeles Drama Club
Los Angeles Drama Club is the country’s youngest Shakespeare Troupe. Despite this technological age, there still resides in us (and our children) a need to gather together, to make contact, and to express ourselves. Drama Club honors and celebrates that.
(323) 319-3597 firstname.lastname@example.org Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company
The Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company (LAWSC) is a nonprofit organization which produces professional productions of Shakespeare's plays with an all-female ensemble.
Santa Monica (310) 453-5069 email@example.com Shakespeare By the Sea Shakespeare by the Sea's free summer festival has become a tradition for thousands of South Bay families. Including other programs, SBTS has brought quality entertainment to thousands of youth and their families, seniors and individuals in Southern California since 1998.
San Pedro (tours Southern California) (310) 217-7596 firstname.lastname@example.org Shakespeare Center Los Angeles The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles strives to enchant, enrich, and build community through professional theatrical traditions that are accessible to all.
Los Angeles (213) 481-2273 Shakespeare In the Vines SITV's mission is to build and maintain a classical theatrical company of such excellence that it shall overflow its local boundaries, thus creating a renowned artistic center in the Temecula Valley.
Temecula 951-402-7488 email@example.com Shakespeare Orange County Shakespeare Orange County is comprised of a professional company of actors, directors, designers, and craftspeople renowned for its commitment to producing quality theatre. Over a twenty one year producing history, the SOC family has been recognized with numerous awards.
Garden Grove 714-590-1575 Utah Shakespeare Festival The Utah Shakespeare Festival presents life-affirming classic and contemporary plays in repertory, with Shakespeare as our cornerstone. These plays are enhanced by interactive festival experiences which entertain, enrich, and educate. Cedar City (Utah) 435-586-7878 firstname.lastname@example.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.