A Muse of fire

As the landscape of the New World awakened England's imagination, so did a new landscape of words-in the English of William Shakespeare and the King James Bible. This classic PBS program describes the spread of English to North America and explains how Shakespeare's prodigious vocabulary f...

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Corporate Authors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Infobase., MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.
Format: Video Video
Language:English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Infobase, [2007], c1986.
Series:The Story of English
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Online Access:Available via Films On Demand
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Summary:As the landscape of the New World awakened England's imagination, so did a new landscape of words-in the English of William Shakespeare and the King James Bible. This classic PBS program describes the spread of English to North America and explains how Shakespeare's prodigious vocabulary filled the language with startling new words, phrases, and constructions. Recording strong echoes of Shakespearean English in the little villages lying near Stratford, the program also describes the making of the Authorized Version of the Bible-the only great work of literature ever created by committee-and examines the linguistic dissent perpetrated by the Puritans.
Item Description:Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on May 17, 2007.
Films on Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description:1 streaming video file (59 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Format:Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience:11 & up.
Access:Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.