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bardolatry

(bɑːˈdɒlətrɪ)
n
facetious idolatry or excessive admiration of William Shakespeare
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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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Amidst the increasing political tension in Scotland which left it increasingly problematic for a socialist to dine together with dinner-jacketed bardolaters, MacDiarmid's growing reputation amongst Scotland's heterodox literati encouraged him to sever his ties with the Burns Federation.
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." Literature/Film Quarterly 28 (2000): 118-24.