Thompson and Roberts 1997
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- Thompson, Ann and Sasha Roberts, eds. Women rEading Shakespeare, 1660-1900: An Anthology of Criticism. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997.
Henrietta Bowdler, 1754-1830
"her method was overwhelmingly to cut rather than to substitute acceptable alternatives for problematic words or lines as subsequent bowdlerists did. Her only substitutions are on the grounds of obsolescence, not obscenity." (47)
brother's edition became the bestseller, but was building on foundations laid by sister (48)