Setting the Stage

How was the King James Bible created? What English Bibles came before it, and what has happened since its publication in 1611? How can we begin to assess its wide-ranging cultural influence in the four centuries that followed?

Curators of the Manifold Greatness exhibitions at the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Bodleian Library at Oxford explore these and other questions in Setting the Stage (left), one of several new videos created for this website.


Video: Select the start button. Choose Transcript to read the words.