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


Banned Books Week FAQ

Censored Works of Shakespeare

Famous Quotes

Additional Resources



Other Exhibits in Special Collections


Banned Books: Shakespeare Censored!

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


Banned Books

Censorship and the First Amendment

  • Beacon for Freedom - An international database on censorship of books and newspapers, and literature on freedom of expression, produced by the Norwegian Forum for Freedom of Expression.
  • Bonfire of Liberties - An excellent site on censorship by the Texas Humanities Resource Center.
  • Censored - A guide containing Internet and print resources on various aspects of censorship and free expression. Also contains an excellent bibliography about banned books.
  • The File Room Censorship Archive - A comprehensive guide to censorship.
  • The Free Expression Network - An organization committed to protecting the intellectual freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment.

Organizations Supporting Free Speech and the Freedom of Expression




"Art made tongue-tied by authority."

-William Shakespeare, Sonnet 66

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