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Re: Altered Passages
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2277  Wednesday, 13 November 2002

[1]     From:   M. Yawney <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 12 Nov 2002 11:26:53 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2262 Re: Altered Passages

[2]     From:   D. Bloom <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 13 Nov 2002 07:25:58 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.2262 Re: Altered Passages


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From:           M. Yawney <
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Date:           Tuesday, 12 Nov 2002 11:26:53 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 13.2262 Re: Altered Passages
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2262 Re: Altered Passages

As a child, I read a book called "Doctor Bowlder's Legacy" which was a
history of Bowlderization.

It was pretty fascinating because it gave lots of examples of the
changes in the editions of Bowlder and others. If you can track it down,
it might be a good resource to use in finding interesting samples from
Bowlder's and other 19th century edited Shakespeares.

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From:           D. Bloom <
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Date:           Wednesday, 13 Nov 2002 07:25:58 -0600
Subject: 13.2262 Re: Altered Passages
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2262 Re: Altered Passages

Peter Groves :

>I remember reading once that in Bowdler, Postumus' "Thy mistress,
>Pisanio, hath played the strumpet in my bed" (3.4.22) is given as "Thy
>mistress, Pisanio, hath played the trumpet in my bed" . . .

With a flourish, I presume.

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