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the idolization of William Shakespeare

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(56) Albyn thus broke with A Drunk Man's attempt to save Burns from his cult and incriminated the bard and bardolaters alike.
[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.1) a new historicist?
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.
But when it comes to the issue of the aesthetical value of his plays as literary texts, Kirschbaum has probably exaggerated the primacy of action over other dramaturgical elements and Greenblatt overestimated the merit of what he calls Shakespeare's "strategic opacity." 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.
(Rothwell sometimes calls the opponents in this long struggle "bardolaters" and "cineastes.") Shakespearean cinematic art, then, struggles against commodity and against textual or theatrical bias, succeeding brilliantly in some cases, gaining respectability, and even making money.