If you’re here for Shakespeare, you’ve come to the right place! My name is Erin Weinberg: I study Shakespeare’s plays for a living, and I love it! In the past, the term “Bardolatry” has taken on negative resonances, of those who glorify Shakespeare to excess, without taking the time to find good reason for it. I want this blog to be a place where I take back what it means to be a Bardolator, showing what a joy it can be to study Shakespeare’s works in depth.
I believe that Shakespeare’s writing can be accessed from any number of levels, from the most esoteric to popular culture, from dirty jokes to age-defying love poetry. I know that so many people were scared off of Shakespeare’s works upon a first encounter or two in high school, but I encourage you to try again! My goal is to establish an accessible guide to different areas of Shakespeare, in which I show what role they play in making Shakespeare “not of an age, but for all time“, to quiet the Bard’s contemporary, Ben Jonson. Whether it’s close-reading a passage to uncover its deeper resonances, or to review a recent film or stage performance, I want to show how Shakespeare’s works have endured, thriving through the centuries while taking on entirely new resonances. I hope you enjoy!
 nb- I am in no way affiliated with the Bardolator of Blogspot, circa 2008. All ideas that I share are my own!