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Finding Shakespeare Blog Round-up: June 2017

Take a look at the latest blog posts from the collections team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Bram and the Guv’nor: ‘Who Knew Archives Could be so Much Fun?’ (2 June) In the week of 15-21 May, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust was...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 1 Jul 2017

Finding Shakespeare Blog Round-up: May 2017

Take a look at the latest blog posts from the collections team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Szekspir po polsku (3 May) Shakespeare was first performed in Poland in the early 1600s, in English, in northern towns such as Gdańsk where an English-speaking...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 2 Jun 2017

Bram and the Guv’nor: Henry Irving and his manager onstage together

Henry Irving as Hamlet Through his novel Dracula and the numerous adaptations of it, writer Bram Stoker is probably now better known than the man who was his “Guv’nor”, the great late-Victorian actor Henry Irving. The two men had...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 May 2017

The Big Week!

It is finally here, the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death and this week has been a particularly busy one! For the past few weeks we have had the honour of the company of a paper sculpture of William Shakespeare sitting quietly in...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 22 Apr 2016

“King Rear” in Japan, 1903

Programme for “King Rear” Following the re-opening of Japan to the West in the mid 1800’s, the Japanese rapidly assimilated Western Culture, including Shakespeare. The first recorded Shakespearean production in Japan, in Japanese, by Japanese...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 20 Aug 2014

The Gothic Imagination

2014 marks the 250th anniversary of Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, usually celebrated as the first Gothic novel. The British Library will be celebrating the anniversary with an exhibition that opens on October 3 this year: Terror and Wonder:...
From: Magia Posthuma on 22 Jun 2014

In Styria ...

'In Styria ...' Irishman Sheridan Le Fanu set his Carmilla in Styria, part of current day Austria. A current exhibition at the GrazMuseum in Graz in Styria now explores the role of Styria in vampire literature, the development of the media vampire, and...
From: Magia Posthuma on 2 Feb 2014

Dracula: Die wahre Geschichte der Vampire

Count Dracula visits the Prunksaal in Vienna The German documentary series Terra X on channel ZDF launched a new documentary on Dracula and vampires this evening, Dracula: Die wahre Geschichte der Vampire, which is currently available on the ZDF...
From: Magia Posthuma on 13 Oct 2013

Shakespeare on Show: Treasures Exhibition – The Irving Lantern

Henry Irving as Hamlet in 1874 The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has close links with the Royal Shakespeare Company, also located in Stratford-upon-Avon, and as such items from the RSC’s collection have often been included in the Trust’s exhibitions. ...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 3 Sep 2013

Directions to go to Munich

From Bram Stoker's Notes for Dracula: A Facsimile Edition by Robert Eighteen-Bisang and Elizabeth Miller p. 34-5: 'Directions in letter of Count to go to Munich stop at Quatre Saisons & wait instructions. Start on same day & arrive direct...
From: Magia Posthuma on 6 Aug 2013

Astute, eloquent, and immaculate: Peter Cushing as Van Helsing

‘I am in doubt, and so have done the best thing I know of; I have written to my old friend and master, Professor Van Helsing, of Amsterdam, who knows as much about obscure diseases as any one in the world. I have asked him to come over, and as you...
From: Magia Posthuma on 26 May 2013

Dracula era in Triennale

To many, Francis Ford Coppola’s film Bram Stoker’s Dracula has become quite the epitome of the story of the vampiric Count Dracula. The soundtrack music by Polish composer Wojciech Kilar is ubiquitous, and the film’s blend of history...
From: Magia Posthuma on 2 Apr 2013

The Bram Stoker Festival

'My name is Dracula...' The Bram Stoker Festival takes place in Dublin on 26 to 28 October. The program has just been revealed on the festival web site, and includes an exhibtion on Stoker's life as well as panels on Fatal attraction: What is it with...
From: Magia Posthuma on 4 Oct 2012

Notes on Post Tags Search

By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

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.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

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

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

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.