Definite Article

Definite Article
Video by Eddie Izzard
Released 21 October 1996
Recorded Shaftesbury Theatre, London, United Kingdom
Genre Stand-up comedy
Length 109 minutes
Label Vision Video
Director Ed Bye
Eddie Izzard video chronology
Definite Article

Definite Article is the title of British comedian Eddie Izzard's 1996 performance released on VHS. It was recorded on different nights at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Both recordings cover topics such as The Italian Job, Pavlov's dogs and European languages.


At the beginning of the show, Eddie arrives on stage through a huge book which opens to reveal him sitting at the top of a staircase. The backdrop then closes and from then on the background changes at various intervals with words from selected literature projected onto the pages of the huge book. The chosen selections are:

As revealed in the commentary track, on each of these projections, every definite article has been replaced by the words "definite article."

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  • Definite article — Definite Def i*nite, a. [L. definitis, p. p. of definire: cf. F. d[ e]fini. See {Define}.] 1. Having certain or distinct; determinate in extent or greatness; limited; fixed; as, definite dimensions; a definite measure; a definite period or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • definite article — definite articles N COUNT: usu the N The word the is sometimes called the definite article …   English dictionary

  • definite article — n [C usually singular] 1.) the word the in English →↑indefinite article 2.) a word in another language that is like the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • definite article — noun count usually singular LINGUISTICS the word the in English, or a similar type of word in another language …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • definite article — see the …   Modern English usage

  • definite article — ► NOUN Grammar ▪ a determiner (the in English) that introduces a noun and implies that the thing mentioned has already been mentioned, is common knowledge, or is about to be defined …   English terms dictionary

  • definite article — noun a determiner (as the in English) that indicates specificity of reference • Hypernyms: ↑article * * * noun, pl ⋯ articles [count] grammar : the word the used in English to refer to a person or thing that is identified or specified; also : a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • definite article — UK / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms definite article : singular definite article plural definite articles linguistics the word the in English, or a similar type of word in another language …   English dictionary

  • definite article — noun An article that introduces a noun and specifies it as the particular noun that is being considered; in English, the only definite article is the. See Also: article, indefinite article …   Wiktionary

  • definite article — Gram. an article, as English the, that classes as identified or definite the noun it modifies. [1755 65] * * * …   Universalium

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