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Excessive veneration of Shakespeare. Ben Jonson said of Shakespeare, ‘I loved the man, and do honour his memory, on this side idolatry, as much as any.’ A bardolater is one who goes even further in revering ‘the Bard’. Adjective: bardolatrous.

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