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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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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.
a view that Romantic bardolators, in erecting firm divisions between
A second theory is also dismissed: "Other Bardolators have suggested that Shakespeare had hoarded more than enough money for his Stratford retirement and simply wearied of writing for the theater.