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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Bibliographic Details
Corporate Authors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Infobase., MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.
Format: Video Video
Published: New York, N.Y. : Infobase, [2007], c1986.
Series:The Story of English
Online Access:Available via Films On Demand
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Table of Contents:
  • Shakespeare: Diction of Everyday Speech (5:12)
  • Shakespeare's Works: Every Kind of English (4:13)
  • Shakespeare's Inventiveness and Creativity With Language (4:20)
  • Sounds of Elizabethan Speech (5:31)
  • Sounds of Elizabethan Speech (3:14)
  • King James' Authorized Translation of the Bible (5:51)
  • Roanoke and Jamestown Settlements (4:14)
  • American Language Communities Using West Country English (5:42)
  • English of Early American Settlers (3:24)
  • East Anglian English: Roots of Puritan English (4:06)
  • East Anglian English: Roots of Puritan English (4:01)
  • American English (3:59)