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The "Chandos" portrait
                of William Shakespeare, attributed to John Taylor, and
                part of National Portrait Gallery in London


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Banned Books: Shakespeare Censored!

An online exhibition of the works of William Shakespeare that have been censored, challenged, and banned around the world.

Further Reading on Banned Books, Shakespeare and Censorship

Resources in the Occidental Library have links to their catalog record.

Alderman, Ellen, & Caroline Kennedy. The Right to Privacy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.

American Library Association. Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom. Chicago: American Library Association.

American Voices: Prize-Winning Essays on Freedom of Speech, Censorship, and Advertising Bans. New York: P. Morris USA, 1987.

Anderson, A. J. Problems in Intellectual Freedom and Censorship. New York: Bowker, 1974.

Bald, Margaret. Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds. New York, Facts on File, 1998.

Berger, Melvin. Censorship. New York, Franklin Watts, 1982.

Cline, Victor B. Where Do You Draw the Line? An Exploration into Media Violence, Pornography, and Censorship. Provo: BYU Press, 1974.

DelFattore, Joan. What Johnny Shouldn't Read: Textbook Censorship in America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992.

Demac, Donna A. Liberty Denied: The Current Rise of Censorship in America. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1988.

Dobson, Michael. “Bowdler and Britannia: Shakespeare and the National Libido.” Shakespeare Survey 46 (1994): 137-144.

Epstein, Norrie. The Friendly Shakespeare. New York: Viking, 1993.

Geller, Evelyn. Forbidden Books in American Public Libraries, 1876-1939: a study in cultural change. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984.

Goldwin, Robert A., and Art Kaufman, eds. How Does the Constitution Protect Religious Freedom? Washington D.C.: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1987.

Gross, Kenneth. Shylock Is Shakespeare. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Haight, Anne Lyon. Banned Books, 387 B.C. to 1978 A.D. New York: Bowker, 1978.

Haiman, Franklyn Saul. Speech and Law in a Free Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981.

Holderness, Graham. William Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice. London; New York: Penguin Books, 1993.

Jellinek, E. H. “Thomas Bowdler: Censor, philanthropist, and doctor.” Lancet (North American Edition). V. 358 no. 9287 (September 29, 2001) p. 1091-4.

Karolides, Nicholas J. 100 Banned Books: Censorship histories of world literature. New York: Checkmark Books, 1999.

Levy, Leonard W. The Establishment Clause: Religion and the First Amendment. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

McClellan, Grant S. Censorship in the United States. New York: H.W. Wilson, 1967.

Moon, Eric. Book Selection and Censorship in the Sixties. New York: Bowker, 1969.

Noble, William. Bookbanning in America: Who bans books? - And Why?. Independent Publishers Group, Chicago: 1990.

O'Neill, Robert M. Free Speech in the College Community. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1997.

Patterson, Annabel M. Censorship and Interpretation: The Conditions of Writing and Reading in Early Modern England. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984.

Pally, Marcia. Sex and Sensibility: Reflections on Forbidden Mirrors and the Will to Censor. Hopewell, NJ: The Ecco Press, 1994.

Perrin, Noel. Dr. Bowdler's Legacy: A History of Expurgated Books in England and America. New York: Atheneum, 1969.

Reichman, Henry. Censorship and Selection: Issues and Answers for Schools. Arlington, VA: American Association of School Administrators, 1988.

Shatzmiller, Joseph. Shylock Reconsidered: Jews, Moneylending, and Medieval Society. Berkley: University of California Press, 1990.



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-William Shakespeare, Sonnet 66

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