bardolatry

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bardolatry

(bɑːˈdɒlətrɪ)
n
facetious idolatry or excessive admiration of William Shakespeare

bard•ol•at•ry

(bɑrˈdɒl ə tri)
n.
worship or idolization of Shakespeare.
[1900–05; Bard (of Avon) + -o- + -latry]
bard•ol′at•er, n.
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Noun1.bardolatry - the idolization of William Shakespeare
idolisation, idolization - the act of worshiping blindly and to excess
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Later in his life Tolstoy assumed it his evangelical duty to save the poor bardolaters from the illusion that Shakespeare was a great writer.
1866], among others), targeted less at the Bard than at overenthusiastic Bardolaters (Schoch).
the Bardolaters, or Why William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Deserves Another Look.