Entertainment / Literature / Censorship: The act of hiding, removing, altering or destroying copies of art or writing so that general public access to it is partially or completely limited. Contrast with bowdlerization.

Censorship Ordinance Of 1559

Entertainment / Literature / Censorship Ordinance Of 1559: This law under Queen Elizabeth required the political censorship of public plays and all printed materials in matters of religion and the government. The Master of Revels was appointed to monitor and MORE


Business / Construction / Index: The interest rate or adjustment standard that determines the changes in monthly payments for an adjustable rate loan. MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Quire: A collection of individual leaves sewn together, usually containing between four and twelve leaves per quire. This 'gathering' or 'booklet' of individual pages would then be sewn into the larger colle MORE

Licensing Act

Entertainment / Literature / Licensing Act: By an order of 1581, new plays in Britain could not be performed until they were licensed by the Master of Revels. A separate license, granted by the Court of High Commission, was required for the pla MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Bowdlerization: A later editor's censorship of sexuality, profanity, and political sentiment of an earlier author's text. Editors and scholars usually use this term in a derogatory way to denote an inferior or incomp MORE

Profanity Act Of 1606

Entertainment / Literature / Profanity Act Of 1606: This law passed under King James I required that any profanity in a publicly performed play or in published material would result in a ten-pound fine for the performer or printer, a substantial sum. T MORE