Podcast: Shakespeare’s Legacy with Stephen Segaller, VP of Programming at WNET

Stephen Segaller, Vice President of Programming at WNET (left), in discussion with Kim Cattrall about "Antony and Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall," which premiered February 13, 2015, as part of Shakespeare Uncovered, Season Two.

Stephen Segaller, Vice President of Programming at WNET (left), speaking with Kim Cattrall about “Antony and Cleopatra with Kim Cattrall,” which premiered on PBS February 13, 2015, as part of Shakespeare Uncovered, Season Two.

As part of THIRTEEN’s month-long celebration of Shakespeare’s legacy, the WNET Up Next podcast premieres this conversation with Stephen Segaller, WNET’s Vice President of Programming.

Segaller’s personal and professional passion for Shakespeare has its roots in his early childhood with an eventful performance of Henry V’s exhortation to his troops. (“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!”) Segaller shares with Tom Stewart his insights about the continued worldwide pervasiveness of Shakespeare’s works, and recounts the development and impact of the Shakespeare Uncovered series, as well as The Hollow Crown, both of which are receiving encore airings in April 2016 on Thirteen. You’ll also hear about how a blacklisted American actor was the driving force behind the remaking of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, not to mention a viewing tip on where to see The Beatles performing a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

WNET UpNext logoThe podcast WNET UPNext goes behind-the-scenes of your favorite public television programs, featuring conversations with the people who make them. The podcast also serves as a platform for producers to share personal, behind-the-scenes stories about their programs and careers.

Press the play button below to listen to the interview with Stephen Segaller. You can also download the podcast on your computer or mobile device from the iTunes Store. Search WNET Up Next; subscribe and receive future episodes automatically. Coming soon is Tom Stewart’s conversation with filmmaker Ken Burns, whose new film on the life and times of Jackie Robinson premieres April 11, 2016 on THIRTEEN.