English & Language Arts

New! The Second Shepherds' Play 46 min.

The Second Shepherds’ Play was written in the middle ages by a playwright known to scholars today as the Wakefield Master. The comic-drama focuses on Col, the nominal leader of three shepherds and their encounter with Mak, the local thief. In the middle of the night, Mak casts a spell over the three and makes off with a lamb. Arriving home, his wife Gill disguises the lamb as a baby and when the S...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique 50 min.

Acting coach to some of Hollywood's biggest stars, Ivan Chubbuck explains her 12 step acting technique as outlined in the best-selling book, The Power of the Actor.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Fall Kick-off 54 min.

Meredith Vieira returns as The Great American Readhits high gear. You spent the summer reading and voting for your favorite novels, now tune in to see which books celebrities, authors, and other readers across the country are rooting for.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Grande Finale 56 min.

The final episode of The Great American Read will celebrate all 100 books on the list of this immensely popular campaign, reveal the top voted titles in multiple categories, and unveil the novel that Americans have picked as their No. 1 best-loved book.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

The Great American Read 540 min.

Celebrate the power of reading through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels. Investigate how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how readers are affected by these stories, and what the books say about our diverse nation.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Heroes 53 min.

We examine books on America’s list that feature heroic characters. Celebrities, literary experts, authors and everyday book lovers discuss why our favorite heroes are complex and relatable, from the everyday hero to the tragic and unlikely or anti-hero.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Launch 113 min.

The country’s 100 favorite novels are announced in this celebration of reading, hosted by Meredith Vieira. With titles on the list spanning four centuries, authors from 15 countries, and every genre imaginable, it is clear that America’s taste in novels is as diverse as the people who make up our nation.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Other Worlds 53 min.

Many novels on America’s list of 100 favorites take us to other worlds. From fantasy to science fiction, historical fiction to stories of spiritual realms, what do these books tell us about our own world? We examine how these novels help us think about real-life and present-day issues.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Villains and Monsters 53 min.

How do novels featuring our favorite villains and monsters help us understand why people behave badly? We examine the evil characters in our favorite novels to find out why we go to the dark side. We also meet authors who have created some of our best-loved villains.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

What We Do for Love 53 min.

How do our favorite novels reflect what we do for love? From classic romance to family dramas, from unrequited passion to unforgettable first love, we take a look at our best-loved books that feature the most important emotion in our lives. And we examine why we are drawn to these stories.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018