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the idolization of William Shakespeare

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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.
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.
SOME OF GREENBLATT'S SPECULATIONS will doubtless offend bardolaters or displease scholars less willing than he to invent scenarios or discover anxieties not evident in the documentary record.
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.