The Family Shakespeare is one of the most famous works ever written. There is even a word introduced by it into the English language: "Bowdlerized". Most of the editorial changes by Thomas Bowdler were not so radical as has been commonly supposed. In many ways, they improved upon the work of Shakespeare by making his words easier to understand by the modern reader. Bowdler has certainly been treated unfairly by history. No publication or performance of a play by Shakespeare follows the original script exactly, for the simple reason that the language has evolved and modern audiences would not understand it. Thus, there have been many editorial changes to Shakespeare. It is just that the other modern editors do not put their names on the cover and announce what they have done.
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About the Author
Widely esteemed as the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an actor and theatrical producer in addition to writing plays and sonnets. Dubbed "The Bard of Avon," Shakespeare oversaw the building of the Globe Theatre in London, where a number of his plays were staged, the best-known of which include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Macbeth. The First Folio, a printed book of 36 of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays, was published in 1623.
Date of Death:2018
Place of Birth:Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Place of Death:Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom