In celebration of WNETs Season Three of Shakespeare Uncovered, WFSU Public Media was awarded a Community Engagement Grant in support of the third season of SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED on PBS.
In October 2018, six all-new SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED films combining the history, biography, iconic performances, analysis, and the passions of its celebrated hosts—luminaries including F. Murray Abraham, Helen Hunt, Brian Cox, and more—to tell the “stories behind the stories” of some of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.
WFSU has partnered with the Southern Shakespeare Company and Level Up Media to raise awareness of the series, foster enthusiasm for Shakespeare’s works at the local level, and engage and build new audiences for public media and the performing arts in creative and innovative ways. This particular work has been done in tandem with the American Graduate Initiative, blending two amazing projects into an innovative look at age-old skill sets applied to today’s careers!
Special thanks to all of the wonderful support and in-kind from the following individuals, training facilities and organizations:
Josh McLawhorn, Level Up Digital Media
Laura W. Johnson
Shakespeare – Phil Croton
Midwife – Laura W. Johnson
Blacksmith – Bert Mitchell
Alewife – Christina Vetencourt
Performing as Themselves
Altoral “Al” Terrell – Welding Instructor/Lively Tech
Jordan Miles – Certified Nurse-Midwife
Gabe Grass – Founder, Grasslands Brewery
Costumes Provided by
FSU Opera Costume Department
Edith Carnley, Florida A & M University
Filming Locations Provided by
Lichgate on High Road
Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education
Grasslands Brewing Company
Ye Olde Job Faire
WFSU shared an evening screening of Richard III episode of Shakespeare Uncovered on September 25th.
Visitors had a sneak peek of our Jobs of Future Acts I – IV with visits from the Southern Shakespeare Company and cast of the production and even got to try their hand at writing with a quill pen!
Talent Innovation Summit – CareerSource Florida
On October 17th, WFSU Public Media and Southern Shakespeare Company shared the production with Tallahassee’s Talent Innovation Summit presented by CareerSource. Our Shakespeare characters returned to the future to interview other business owners to find out what other changes have happened the past few centuries!
Major funding for Shakespeare Uncovered Series Three is provided by The Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Polonsky Foundation, Dana and Virginia Randt, Elaine & W. Weldon Wilson, the Lillian Goldman Programming Endowment, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Jody and John Arnhold, and PBS.