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“Censure me in your wisdom”: Bowdlerized Shakespeare in the nineteenth century

“Censure me in your wisdom”: Bowdlerized Shakespeare in the nineteenth century By Alexa Alice Joubin Shakespeare has been used to divert around censorship, “sanitized” and redacted for children, young adults and school use, and even used as a form of protest all over the world. While censors have reacted differently to Shakespeare (sometimes with a […]

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Lady Macbeth: Fearing Painted Devils

Many people will have an idea of what Lady Macbeth looks like in their mind’s eye. This image of Vivien Leigh best illustrates the way I tend to think of Lady Macbeth. The photograph comes at a crucial moment as she takes the daggers – still warm with King Duncan’s blood – from her husband […]

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