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This earth, this realm, this England

Author: Nigel Wattis; Melvyn Bragg; London Weekend Television (Firm); Granada (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2004.
Series: Adventure of English--500 A.D. to 2000 A.D., 4.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"No single person has shaped English more than William Shakespeare. This program uses unparalleled access to some of the greatest English texts, including the first English dictionary and a rare first folio of Shakespeare's plays, to illustrate the great Bard's influence. John Barton, honorary associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, discusses the sound and accessibility of Shakespeare's words. His  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Wattis; Melvyn Bragg; London Weekend Television (Firm); Granada (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 56577176
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2002.
Credits: Camera, Steve Buckland [and others]; music, Howard Goodall; editor, Tony Webb.
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Adventure of English--500 A.D. to 2000 A.D., 4.
Responsibility: produced & directed by Nigel Wattis ; written and presented by Melvyn Bragg ; an LWT production ; Granada.

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"No single person has shaped English more than William Shakespeare. This program uses unparalleled access to some of the greatest English texts, including the first English dictionary and a rare first folio of Shakespeare's plays, to illustrate the great Bard's influence. John Barton, honorary associate director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, discusses the sound and accessibility of Shakespeare's words. His impact is also examined in the larger context of Elizabethan England and the Renaissance."--Container.

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