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Your search for posts with tags containing Cymbeline found 17 posts

Emma Rice at Stratford’s Shakespeare Club

Emma Rice This week’s meeting of the Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Club promises to be quite a departure from the Club’s usual lectures because the speaker, Emma Rice, this year’s President, has gone on record as saying that she doesn’t...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 9 Dec 2018

Ceramics for Shakespeare

We have recently acquired for the museum collection a set of six ceramic tiles showing scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. Designed by John Moyr Smith, the tiles were produced by Minton’s Ceramics towards the end of the 19th century and reflect...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 9 Nov 2016

Cymbeline (Shakespeare, dir. Melly Still) RSC, August 2016

I’ll be seeing a lot of theatre over the next two weeks, and I’m badly out of practice in writing about shows — it’s been almost a year since I last did a proper review! (Is anyone even still reading this? Let’s find out…)...
From: dispositio on 1 Aug 2016

Shakespeare and Europe

Shakespeare and Europe (Originally posted as part of the British Council Voices Magazine) Abraham Ortelius: Map of Europe, 1595. Shortly after the lamentable news of the referendum result, I heard some English politicians being interviewed on BBC radio. ...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 26 Jul 2016

Cymbeline (Shakespeare’s Globe) @ The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Will Tosh’s essay in the programme for Cymbeline considers how that play – and others of this era of the King’s Men – were written to exploit the available technologies of the recently acquired Blackfriars Playhouse. It seems fitting,...
From: The Bardathon on 16 Apr 2016

Hard copies, soft selves

Maybe egg cartons or coffee cup sleeves? Cardboard boxes, envelopes? I wonder what they’ll become, those hundreds and hundreds of pages, those thousands and thousands of words. I dump load after load of papers I’ve written down the recycling...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 24 Feb 2016

Shakespeare’s world in maps

Sebastian Munster’s Cosmographia, 1588 For the next four months the subject of the UK’s relationship with Europe will be at the forefront of our minds. Shortly after the Prime Minister announced that an agreement had been reached for reform...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Feb 2016

The human’s in the details: Cymbeline, The King of Britain

Shakespeare gets it. He feels your hangover. He knows that frantic scramble for your wallet, your keys, and your phone when you wake up on your friend’s couch after a night out drinking. That double-checking you got your credit card back from the...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 21 Feb 2016

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

Winter stories at Charlecote

Charlecote Park in the snow December isn’t the coldest month of the year, but it’s the darkest, with days getting progressively shorter most of the month. Earlier this week I visited Charlecote Park, the stately home near Stratford-upon-Avon,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Dec 2015

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 72 and Second Song

Desire, though thou my old companion art, And oft so clings to my pure love, that I One from the other scarcely can descry, While each doth blow the fire of my heart; Now from thy fellowship I needs must part; Venus is taught with Dian’s wings to...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 3 Apr 2015

Shakespeare’s Italian context

The Merchant of Venice At least a couple of events relating Shakespeare and Italy are due to happen this year, one imminently in the UK and one, over the summer, in Italy itself. I’ve already written about the summer school due to take place in...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 Feb 2014

Back to School with Shakespeare

Teaching Shakespeare makes teachers happy! Eager participants at the Folger Shakespeare Library Elementary Educators Conference, June 24, 2013. Photo courtesy of Ken Ludwig. A Horse With Wings and other songs for children sung by characters from ShakespeareWords...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 4 Oct 2013

Making a statement with tapestry in Tudor England

Watching part of the BBC’s current Tudor season I was enjoying the first part of Jonathan Foyle’s examination of  Henry’s rule: Henry VIII: patron or plunderer when he got to the tapestries decorating Hampton Court Palace. The expert...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Jun 2013

The Plays We Overlook: Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Source: has a claim to be Shakespeare’s most overlooked play. Nonprofessional Shakespeareans are likely never to have seen, read, or even heard of it. It is among the last plays to...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 3 Jan 2013

Stratford Thoughts

A four hour drive through Ontario nothingness, almost $200 for tickets alone, barely suppressed rage at inane audience comments (it boggles the mind how much damage Harold Bloom has done to Shakespeare): totally worth it for Elektra. For Cymbeline, not...
From: dispositio on 2 Sep 2012

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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.