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Creative interpretation of literature in sign

 Digital Work
Identifier: ds_0031_braggpoetrydrama_cap_01.mp4


  • Creation: 1978



This video, entitled "Creative Interpretation of Literature in Sign" features Bernard Bragg transliterating in sign language English poetry and drama works. He signs the following works: "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Tyger" by William Blake, "On His Deafness" by Robert Panara, "Seven Ages of Man" (As You Like It) by Shakespeare, "To Be or Not to Be" (Hamlet) by Shakespeare, and selections from "Under Milk Wood" by Dylan Thomas.


1,448.47 Megabytes (mp4)


Sign Languages


General Note

This material was digitized as part of a CLIR Hidden Collections grant: "Sculptures in the Air: An Accessible Online Video Repository of the American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry and Literature Collections at the RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive (RIT/NTID DSA) in Rochester, NY." Original VHS recordings were transferred to mp4 format, captioned, and voiced, by the National Technical Institute for the Deaf Production Services department.

Processing Information

Dr. Joan Naturale, NTID Librarian, provided accurate sign language transcriptions of this video; voicing from ASL into English was provided by Miriam Lerner, performing arts interpreter. Dr. Naturale also prepared the abstract.

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA