bardolatry


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the idolization of William Shakespeare

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Nineteenth-century bardolatry was bolstered by a number of organizations and events, including the Shakespeare Society and the New Shakespere Society, established in 1840 and 1874, respectively.
The cult of Shakespeare, or "Bardolatry" as it was labelled, was thus well established, yet the level of Shakespearian scholarship was not, textual study was in its infancy and palaeography almost unknown there was more enthusiasm and fascination than expertise, most experts being self-taught and self appointed (Pierce 2004: 3-4).
"I preach Bardolatry as the most benign of all religions," Bloom writes, and that can mean fervent leaps of faith.
Too much Bardolatry? Using the route English--Drama Post 1900, I found Arthur Miller exploring with actors the three kisses scene in View from the Bridge, along with 40 other clips including that old favourite, An Inspector Calls.
This is in part a failure to present the context of the earlier arguments against the author--in the wake of theory, along with the ever-present threat of bardolatry, the case had to be stated strongly.
(68) 'Bardolatry', which Linda Rozmovits has identified as characteristic of late Victorian culture, was alive and well in the editorial offices of the Herald throughout the final third of the nineteenth century.
Shakespeare thus becomes a paradoxical figure in Room because he represents an archetypal genius in a way that seems consistent with what George Bernard Shaw, heaping derision on the nineteenth-century essayist, called "bardolatry," while, at the same time, Shakespeare is also held up as a prescriptive model for a radical rethinking and re-gendering of authorship.
Instead, I am arguing that we will have to dispense with the cultural force of Bardolatry before we can advance creating and enabling an oppositional gaze for blackface performances.
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).
First, the book seems a prime example of what has been termed Shakespeare idolatry (or bardolatry, as it was known after George Bernard Shaw), a phenomenon that had its roots in the seventeenth century but that really took off in the later eighteenth.
Romantic actors and bardolatry; performing Shakespeare from Garrick to Kean.
Rothwell, "Shakespeare Film in America: O Brave New World of Bardolatry!"; Irene G.
But there's more to Lamb's reservations than a highly orthodox and ascetic Bardolatry. Boydell's Gallery was indeed, as this exhibition's title claims, about "marketing Shakespeare", and the market has never been kind to nuance and subtlety and all the private gleanings an individual mind will find in a great work of art.
And yet I can't recall an expression of bardolatry that rivals this one, from Frank Harris (1856-1931), a journalist who wrote The Man Shakespeare:
This meant that his recourse to neoclassical strictures by which to deflate the bardolatry of his fellow Romantics coexisted with the saturation of his writing with conscious and unconscious Shakespearean allusions and by the deliberate rewriting and rethinking of certain plays in his own original dramas.