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Your search for posts with tags containing Ellen Terry found 11 posts

#YouToo, Helena?: All’s Well That Ends Well and Sexual Consent

By Kelsey Ridge, The Shakespeare Institute Helena and Count Bertram before the King of France by Francis Wheatley, 1793 There are many questions inspired by Shakespeare’s problem play of dubious decision-making, All’s Well That End’s...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 13 Feb 2018

Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021

There have been great celebrations since Coventry was been named as the 2021 UK City of Culture. It was an unexpected winner, most people’s view of the city being based on the confusing road network and its modern housing and shops, constructed...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 8 Dec 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

Shakespeare for the dollhouse

“What’s your smallest book in the library?” is a frequently asked question during stack tours. Our smallest book is probably the ‘Ellen Terry’ Shakespeare, edited by J. Talfourd Blair and published by David Bryce and Son...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 3 Nov 2016

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

Images of Shakespeare’s heroines

Princess Mary around the time of her marriage in 1893 While researching a recent post I spotted a note in the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald saying that in 1945 Queen Mary donated a copy of The Graphic Gallery of Shakespeare’s Heroines to the SMT (now...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Nov 2012

Linking Shakespeare’s Theatre and his Church: Bensonian actor Frank Rodney

Frank Rodney as Bolingbroke When I wrote my piece about the Benson memorial windows in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, I received a comment about the memorial to Bensonian actor Frank Rodney that stands in Holy Trinity Church. Stratford’s Church...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 24 Oct 2012

Stratford’s Band of Brothers: the Bensonian Company

The Benson window One of the most significant events in the early years of the theatre in Stratford was the appointment of Frank Benson to run the festivals. From 1879 to 1885 the Memorial Theatre had been a receiving house for companies bringing their...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Sep 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.