bardolatry


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the idolization of William Shakespeare

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Ironically, however, even as recent New Historicist criticism has effectively challenged such bardolatry by exploring the social, economic, and political conditions necessary to establishing an "author function" after Shakespeare's death, the same criticism has led to a general reluctance to consider competing forms of authorial construction before and during the career of Jonson.
Hazlitt then gets personal with some expressive bardolatry of his own: "For my own part, I so far consider this preference given to the comic genius of the poet as erroneous and unfounded, that I should say that he is the only tragic poet in the world in the highest sense, as being on a par with, and the same as Nature, in her greatest heights and depths of action and suffering" (5:26, VI:30-31).
Not Shakespeare: Bardolatry and Burlesque in the Nineteenth Century.
In Robb's view, French bardolatry is such that if the bullet with which Verlaine shot Rimbaud in the left wrist on July 10, 1873, "ever emerges, it will probably become one of the holiest relics in modern literature.
For one of the 85 new words published in the 10th edition of the dictionary out today, includes the word bardolatry - meaning excessive admiration of Shakespeare.
And if we banned Burns suppers and bardolatry for a few years, we might just get the myth-monster back in proportion.
Unlike some academic drones, Shakespeare was no victim of bardolatry and was quite content to make his plays up out of bits and pieces from popular genres, in this case exploiting the fashion for revenge tragedy.
These decades, the heart of David Garrick's career, are supposed to mark a turning point in bardolatry in the English theater.
All of the essays are concerned with interrogating and unpacking bardolatry in its manifold guises.
There is latent bardolatry in Welts's approach (although I suspect he would never use this term) that shows up throughout the book as a whole, marking it as popular, rather than wholly scholarly.
Wes Folkerth has argued that, in 1964, the Beatles' performance worked counterhistorically, in counterpoint to pious Shakespearean quatercentenary commemorations: "the Beatles' television skit anticipates a large-scale transformation in the forms of adoration commonly associated with Shakespeare in contemporary mass culture, from the august object of bardolatry to a figure more our contemporary, like the Beatles themselves.
This is a dissatisfactory title, of course, but nothing jumps to mind to replace it, for there is no critical term yet for the matter that Shaughnessy's volume is chasing down: not really Bardolatry (and certainly not its gritty inverse, so well elaborated in Graham Holderness' The Shakespeare Myth [1988]), but something more like the modes of our conjuring Shakespeare into being.
Similar celebrations began to be staged elsewhere in the capital, and souvenirs of mulberry wood began to flood the market: bardolatry was suddenly in vogue.
Recognizing ourselves here, we must feel guilt and shame, says Bloom, but since "I am not exactly a moral critic, and my Bardolatry emanates from an aesthetic stance," he quickly turns to "a more purely aesthetic appreciation of this superb speech.
Craig's essay links the emergence of Bardolatry to the fascination eighteenth-century writers evinced with Shakespeare as a "dark Genius.