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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1866], among others), targeted less at the Bard than at overenthusiastic Bardolaters (Schoch).
also] Heywood, Middleton, and others" (92): critics of this tenor were bardolaters to a (wo)man--and since when was Margot Heinemann (see 177, n.
Both Kirschbaum and Greenblatt seem to have slipped into the ranks of the neoclassical Bardolaters since they are inclined to wink at conspicuous lapses in some of Shakespeare's plays as "intentional theatrical coups," to borrow Robert Hurwitt's words.