Item Details

A Muse of Fire [electronic resource]

MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
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.
Release Date
2007
Run Time
59 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 17, 2007.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Related Title
Story of English (Television program)
Series
The Story of English
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)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c1986.
Publisher no.
  • 36922s Films Media Group
  • 36925 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (59 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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