OETA Shines a Light on the Bard of Avon with Shakespeare Uncovered

OETA Shines a Light on the Bard of Avon with Shakespeare Uncovered

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OETA Shines a Light on the Bard of Avon with Shakespeare Uncovered

 

Explore the history behind Shakespeare’s greatest plays during the third and final season of Shakespeare Uncovered, premiering at 8 p.m., Oct. 12 on the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA). The series continues at 9 p.m., Oct. 18 and wraps up at 8 p.m., Oct. 26.

This final season features celebrated new hosts like Emmy Award winning actor Brian Cox, Academy Award Winners Helen Hunt and F. Murray Abraham. Each episode’s hosts weave their personal passions with history, biography, iconic performances and new analysis to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s famous works.

Shakespeare Uncovered reveals not just the elements in the play, but the history of the play itself. What sparked the creation of each of these works? Where did Shakespeare find his plots and what new forms of theater did he forge? What cultural, political and religious factors influenced his writing? How have the plays been staged and interpreted from Shakespeare’s time to today? Why at different times has each play been popular ― or ignored? Why has this body of work endured so thoroughly? What, in the end, makes Shakespeare unique?

The final season of Shakespeare Uncovered investigates “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “Measure for Measure,” “Julius Caesar,” “The Winter’s Tale” and “Richard III.”

OETA provides essential educational content and services that inform, inspire and connect Oklahomans to ideas and information that enrich our quality of life. We do this by consistently engaging Oklahomans with educational and public television programming, providing educational training and curriculum, outreach initiatives and online features that collectively encourage lifelong learning. For more information about education curriculum and programs, local productions, digital television, community resources and show schedules explore OETA.tv or visit us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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