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Anthony Hopkins’ King Lear

Anthony Hopkins as King Lear The Shakespeare event of the Bank Holiday weekend is the new version of King Lear to be screened by BBC2 on Monday 28 May 2018. And hopefully people won’t be too tired after a day having fun to tune in, as it promises...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 May 2018

Shakespeare and the actors

Andrew Scott as Hamlet, Almeida 2017 The annual Olivier Awards ceremony took place on 8 April 2018, and this year, sadly, there were no awards for any Shakespeare productions. Even more unusually, there were only three nominations, all for Robert Icke’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 12 Apr 2018

Shakespeare and Gay Britannia

On 27 July 1967 the Sexual Offences Act received Royal Approval in the UK, making private homosexual acts between men over the age of 21 legal. In the intervening fifty years attitudes have changed profoundly. Back in 1953 the newly-knighted John Gielgud,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 24 Jul 2017

Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations 2017 in Stratford-upon-Avon

The band at the head of Bridge Street In 2017 I am more aware than ever how lucky I am to live in Stratford-upon-Avon, able to take a full part in the whole weekend of the Birthday Celebrations, not just the day itself. So many events take place...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Apr 2017

The Winter’s Tale live streaming: a play for our times

A scene from Cheek by Jowl’s The Winter’s Tale The Winter’s Tale, with its theme of the pain of loss followed by the joy of resurrection, is a play that is particularly appropriate around Easter and Shakespeare’s Birthday, while...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Apr 2017

Royal Shakespeare Company’s plans for 2016

Gregory Doran and David Tennant on the Andrew Marr Show All the large Shakespeare organisations are celebrating the four-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016 with events to show that Shakespeare is universal, appealing to people...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Jan 2016

Reinterpreting Shakespeare – again

Macbeth RSCAntony Sher Harriet Walter In 2013 Downton Abbey author Julian Fellowes was hauled over the coals for his film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, in which he rewrote large chunks of Shakespeare’s famous and much-loved play. His explanation...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Nov 2015

BBC Theatre Month now on

Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins in The Dresser On Saturday 31 October 2015  the BBC screened a new adaptation of Ronald Harwood’s play The Dresser, famously made into a film. It tells the story of one fateful night in a provincial repertory...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Nov 2015

Antony Sher playing Shakespeare’s fat knight

Antony Sher as Falstaff The Radio 4 Book of the Week beginning on 4 May 2015 was Antony Sher’s  Year of the Fat Knight: the Falstaff Diaries, his account of  the process of preparing for and performing Falstaff in Henry IV parts 1 and...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 May 2015

Stratford-upon-Avon projects 2016: a new collaboration

The Courtyard Theatre, formerly The Other Place Earlier in the week I wrote about some of the projects in Stratford-upon-Avon timed for completion at the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in April 2016. The Royal Shakespeare Company and Birmingham...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 13 Feb 2015

Henry IV Part 1: relaying the live event

Antony Sher as Falstaff. Photographer: Kwame Lestrade Earlier this week I attended the performance of Henry IV Part 1 performed at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, that was being simultaneously broadcast to cinemas around the UK, and is to be shown in schools,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 May 2014

Falstaff and the loss of Merrie England

Eduard von Grützner: Falstaff, 1896 This week Sir Antony Sher takes on the role of one of Shakespeare’s most famous characters, Sir John Falstaff, in the first of the Henry IV plays, for the RSC. It’s a role that has attracted many of the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Mar 2014

Royal Shakespeare Company plans for 2014

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s plans for the summer 2014 season have just been released and mailings are being received by members. It’s Artistic Director Gregory Doran’s first full season, and he continues to carry out his promise...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 13 Sep 2013

Looking at Leontes: The Winter’s Tale in stitches at the RSC

Antony Sher, the trial scene, 1999 Last week I wrote about the three costumes for Prospero in The Tempest which form part of the RSC’s exhibition of historic costumes, Into the Wild. Just opposite them stand three quite different costumes, for the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 15 May 2013

Digging for Richard

Photo by Christoph Manuel Mueller Though Shakespeare was not mentioned, there was a manifest and contrived theatricality about the press conference announcing that the skeleton unearthed in a Leicester car park was indeed that of King Richard III. Not...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 13 Feb 2013

Shakespeare and the Paralympics

Pop-up Shakespeare We’re now into the Paralympics, and once again Shakespeare is a highlight of the cultural celebrations. The pop-up Shakespeare project is bringing fifty actors including some who are deaf or disabled onto the streets of London....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Aug 2012

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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This is the basic structure:

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.