A Muse of FireStreaming Video - 2007
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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1986
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (59 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: Story of English (Television program)