About

Clan Murphy of Ashland, Oregon

Clan Murphy of Ashland, Oregon

About us

The Bardolatry Network is a passion project of Clan Murphy of Ashland, Oregon, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Idylls Press LLC.

The first Bardolatry.com site began over twenty years ago as a humble homeschool project in the mid-1990s. Based on the conviction that Shakespeare couldn’t be understood or appreciated without liberal exposure to a variety of productions and performances, the Murphy kids had the pleasure of watching Shakespeare vids (and whenever possible, live productions) as part of their school time. They developed their writing and critical skills by writing reviews.

The Clan members who contribute regularly to Bardolatry are:

Debra Murphy
John Murphy
Daniel Murphy
Rachel Murphy

Shax and Johnny-O

John Murphy’s teenaged caricature of himself and the Bard from the early Bardolatry website