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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Banerjee, the anglicised Bengali Babu in this novel could indeed be called the bardolator before Bloom.
That this late Victorian bardolator and the modern American academic critic should agree in their contempt for Andrea shows that the value judgement is not necessarily tied to the critic's own ideology, but the comparison reveals the enormous advantage--or apparent advantage--enjoyed by the modern critic who knows about psychoanalysis.
As an archaic Bardolator, I am not inclined to separate this dramatic version of human reality from the playwright himself.
So when you Came up with sundry items from the store Of odd Shakespeareana--all those tales Retrieved from centuries of scholar-lore Or followed back along the mazy trails Of critics' lives and times--it was to show Bardolators what craziness prevails When zealous champions of the status quo In Shakespeare studies, such as (let's recall) J.