to bowdlerise, bowdlerize


to bowdlerise, bowdlerize
Выхолостить литературное произведение, изъяв из него «нежелательные», «непристойные» места. В 1818 г. д-р Томас Баудлер (1754—1825) опубликовал десятитомное издание произведений Шекспира, «в котором ничего не добавлено к первоначальному тексту, но из которого изъяты те слова, которые не допустимы в благопристойной семье». Он, например, изъял половину монолога Джульетты, в котором она говорит о своей тоске по Ромео и о страсти к нему, и третью часть одного из монологов короля Лира, сочтя их «непристойными». Из пьесы «Король Генрих IV» он даже убрал один персонаж — Долл Тиршит, сводню.

Have you read the Canterbury Tales? — Only a bowdlerised version. — «Ты читал «Кентерберийские рассказы»?» — «Только в «исправленной» версии».


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  • bowdlerise — owdlerise v. same as {bowdlerize}. Syn: bowdlerize, expurgate, shorten, cut. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bowdlerise — (Brit.) v. bowdlerize, censor literature, modify a written work by abridging in content, change a written work by distorting in style or content (named after Thomas Bowdler who published a censored version of Shakespeare s works) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bowdlerize — Bowd ler*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bowdlerized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bowdlerizing}.] [After Dr. Thomas Bowdler, an English physician, who published an expurgated edition of Shakespeare in 1818.] To expurgate, as a book, by omitting or modifying the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bowdlerize — (Amer.) bowd·ler·ize || baÊŠdlÉ™raɪz v. bowdlerise, censor literature, modify a written work by abridging in content, change a written work by distorting in style or content (named after Thomas Bowdler who published a censored version of… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bowdlerize — (also bowdlerise) ► VERB ▪ remove indecent or offensive material from (a text). ORIGIN from the name of Dr Thomas Bowdler (1754 1825), an American who published an expurgated edition of Shakespeare …   English terms dictionary

  • bowdlerise — verb edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate bowdlerize a novel • Syn: ↑bowdlerize, ↑expurgate, ↑castrate, ↑shorten • Derivationally related forms: ↑castration ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • bowdlerize — [[t]ba͟ʊdləraɪz, AM bo͟ʊd [/t]] bowdlerizes, bowdlerizing, bowdlerized VERB (disapproval) To bowdlerize a book or film means to take parts of it out before publishing it or showing it. [V n] Mark Twain s wife was so prudish she felt it necessary… …   English dictionary

  • bowdlerise — British variant of bowdlerize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bowdlerize — bowdlerism, n. bowdlerization, n. bowdlerizer, n. /bohd leuh ruyz , bowd /, v.t., bowdlerized, bowdlerizing. to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable. Also, esp. Brit., bowdlerise. [1830… …   Universalium

  • bowdlerize — bowd|ler|ize also bowdlerise BrE [ˈbaudləraız] v [T] [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Thomas Bowdler (1754 1825), English editor who removed impolite words from Shakespeare s plays] to remove all the parts of a book, play etc that you think might offend …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bowdlerize — or bowdlerise baʊdlərʌɪz verb remove from (a text) material regarded as improper or offensive. Derivatives bowdlerism noun bowdlerization noun Origin C19: from the name of Dr Thomas Bowdler, who published an expurgated edition of Shakespeare …   English new terms dictionary