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Bard of Avon Origin


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0138  Friday, 29 March 2013


From:         David Frankel < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         March 28, 2013 6:25:03 PM EDT

Subject:     Bard of Avon Origin


I was wondering if anyone knew the origin of “the bard of Avon” sobriquet – that is, who first used it and when?  Is there an identifiable origin, or did it just start appearing?



C. David Frankel

Assistant Director of Theatre

School of Theatre and Dance

University of South Florida


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