The worship of, or excessive devotion to, Shakespeare and his works (bard + idolatry).
Example Citation:
"Not marble, nor the gilded monuments
Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme.
— Sonnet 55
It's been almost 400 years since William Shakespeare made that prediction, and so far so good. Many a gilded monument crumbled while the Bard rose to the rank of first among the greatest. Outright Bardolatry began in the 18th century and continued unabated into our intellectually Balkanized age."
— Lela Stromenger, "Essayist Displays Grasp of the Bard," The Arizona Republic

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  • bardolatry — noun see bardolater …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bardolatry — noun /ˈbɑː(ɹ).dɒlətrɪi/ excessive or religious worship of …   Wiktionary

  • bardolatry — excessive devotion to or worship of Shakespeare Forms of Worship …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • bardolatry — bard·ol·a·try || bɑː dÉ’lÉ™trɪ n. idolization and veneration of William Shakespeare …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bardolatry — [bα: dɒlətri] noun humorous excessive admiration of Shakespeare. Derivatives bardolater noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • bardolatry — bard·ol·a·try …   English syllables

  • bardolatry — bard•ol•at•ry [[t]bɑrˈdɒl ə tri[/t]] n. cvb worship or idolization of Shakespeare • Etymology: 1900–05; Bard (of Avon) + o + latry bard•ol′at•er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • bardolatry — /baˈdɒlətri/ (say bah doluhtree) noun excessive adulation of Shakespeare. {from Bard, another name for Shakespeare + o + latry} …  

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