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Finding Shakespeare Blog Round-up: February 2017

Take a look at the latest blog posts from the collections team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Waitangi Day: Shakespeare’s Sonnets in Maori (6 Feb) Waitangi Day commemorates the signing of New Zealand’s most important historic document...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 1 Mar 2017

William Henry Chippendale (1801-1888)

Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project, listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books.     The signatures of William...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Dec 2016

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

Did the Circus Come to Town?

Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project, listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books. On the 7th of August 1858 several...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 8 Nov 2016

Recording history with the camera : Sir John Benjamin Stone

This article is from our archives and is by Tom Garvey.  We have recently re-digitised the collection of 80 Benjamin Stone photographs. The collection is available to view on our online catalogue  DR321. A collection of Photographs by...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 5 Aug 2016

Avonbank School

Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project, listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books. On the 3rd April 1858 several pupils...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 8 Jul 2016

James Leander Cathcart visits the Birthplace

  Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project, listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books.    The signature...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 20 Jun 2016

An unusual feeding bottle

What household equipment would a mother have needed in William Shakespeare’s time?……Well some may have had feeding bottles similar to this one on their shelves. It dates from between 1400 – 1600. This post was researched by intern...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 17 Jun 2016

William Hogarth: ‘Mr Garrick in the character of Richard III’

How William Hogarth used imagery in his portrait of David Garrick as King Richard III. Written and researched in our archives by intern Gemma Sykes. We’re big David Garrick fans at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and many blogs have been posted...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Jun 2016

William Hogarth: Satirising ‘All is True’ (Henry VIII)

How artist William Hogarth used the 1727 production of William Shakespeare and John Fletcher’s play ‘All is True’, or ‘Henry VIII’, to comment on eighteenth century British politics. Written and researched in our...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 24 May 2016

‘There’s Husbandry in Heaven’ Macbeth, Act 2 Scene 1

Written and researched in our archives by intern Elena Porter. ‘Husbandry’ is a term that developed from the word ‘husband’ to refer to the ordering and management of the household. It had several broader meanings in Shakespeare’s...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 10 May 2016

Shakespeare’s patrons: Henry Wriothesley

Who were William Shakespeare’s patrons?  Find out about Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton. His portrait can be found in the museum collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. This post was written and researched by volunteer Gemma...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 27 Apr 2016

The Visit of the Artist Frank Stone

Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project, listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books.  On the 22nd of May 1857 Frank...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 30 Mar 2016

What’s Love Got to Do With it?

Today is Valentine’s Day, the day on which we all are grateful for those we love and those who love us.  These days we are quite used to knowing details about each other’s lives and relationships, and it is a constant frustration that...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 14 Feb 2016

An Embroidered King James Bible

The following is the second of two guests posts by Joanna Munholland, who spent a two month placement with us in the summer as part of her Masters in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. She is now Curator & Archivist at the Sam Waller...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 25 Jan 2016

National Letter Writing Day: The Rye House Plot 1683

  SBT ER78/5, Rye House plot, 29 June 1683 Today is National Letter Writing Day. What would an archive be if it wasn’t for people writing letters?! At the SBT our archives are choc full of examples, from love letters to legal notices, which...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 7 Dec 2015

The Visit of a Member of Parliament and an Author

Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project, listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books. On 23 April 1857 two local dignitaries...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 3 Nov 2015

Happy #NationalPoetryDay

John Benson’s 1640 edition, Poems by William Shakespeare. To celebrate National Poetry Day today we are looking at Shakespeare’s Poems, a collection of the Sonnets from 1640 which were rearranged and retitled by John Benson. Sonnets...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 8 Oct 2015

Exploring Shakespeare’s Henry V

To coincide with the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt in October 2015, our Shakespeare’s Treasures Exhibition has been given a King Henry V/military theme. Alongside this, volunteer Jann Tracy has taken a look at some performances, facts...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 11 Aug 2015

Barnum and the Birthplace

Brian Conley, Paul Edmondson, Paul Taylor, Victoria Joynes, Linzi Hateley On Tuesday this week I did a spot of moonlighting with Paul Taylor, Head of Collections, in Shakespeare’s Birthplace. We appeared for a couple of hours only with a table...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 17 Jul 2015

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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:

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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

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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.