It’s Bardfilm! I’ve taken over Shakespeare Geek (the blog, not the guy) while he’s away.
In effect, I’ve seized this bully pulpit.
Teddy Roosevelt coined the term “bully pulpit” to describe the presidency. He meant that it was a terrific (“bully”) place to deliver important messages (“pulpit”).
Shakespeare uses the word “bully” quite a bit. When I was just thinking about it, the only one I could remember was “bully Bottom!” from Midsummer Night’s Dream, but he uses it a lot in Merry Wives of Windsor—and once each in The Tempest and Henry V.
He uses the word “pulpit” in only one play. Can anyone guess which one? Hint: It sounds anachronistic, but it isn’t.
Give me your answer in the comments!