The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0138 Friday, 29 March 2013
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