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Hall, Barton and Goodwin: three grand old men of the RSC

Peter Hall as he was when taking over the RSC, circa 1961 At the end of August it begins to feel that summer is coming to a close and autumn is on its way. While this can feel like the time when things start to close down for winter, for many people it’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Aug 2018

Remembering John Barton, teacher and mentor

Richard Pasco as Richard II, RSC 1973 In the days since his death on 18 January 2018, tributes have flooded in for theatre director John Barton. He was invited to help form the RSC by Peter Hall in the early sixties and both were hugely influential. While...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 Jan 2018

John Barton

John Barton, from his series Playing Shakespeare It has just been announced that this morning, 18 January 2018, John Barton died. The Royal Shakespeare Company, that owed him so much, has published a wonderful tribute written by their Artistic Director...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Jan 2018

The Wars of the Roses at the Rose, Kingston

Trevor Nunn In an interview published in February 2014 Trevor Nunn explained that it was his aim to direct all of Shakespeare’s plays “before I hang up my boots”, with only seven left to go. “I’m very keen to do a particular...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Jul 2015

Remembering Richard Pasco, Shakespearian actor

  Richard Pasco On Wednesday 12 November Richard Pasco became the third eminent Shakespeare actor with close associations to Stratford-upon-Avon to die in 2014. Sadly there has been little immediate media interest, unlike that which met the death...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Nov 2014

Exploring Shakespeare’s blank verse

About 10 days ago I wrote about the ways in which actors approach speaking Shakespeare’s poetry to bring it alive in performance. That post was mostly looking at OP or original pronunciation as opposed to modern speech, and some time ago I wrote...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 29 Oct 2014

So how should Shakespeare really sound?

David and Ben Crystal at Shakespeare’s Globe The biggest perceived challenge to anyone getting to grips with Shakespeare for the first time is probably making sense of the language. All the old-fashioned words, the use of “thee” and...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 Oct 2014

Staging the caskets: The Merchant of Venice

The programme from The Merchant of Venice, 1984 As a man of the theatre, when writing Shakespeare must always have had in mind an idea of how his scenes would be performed, though given the limited technical scope of theatres at the time he does sometimes...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Jan 2014

“This teeming womb of royal kings” – The History Cycle at the RSC

This blog has been written by Helen Hargest, Archives and Imaging Co-ordinator. The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) opened its Winter 2013 season with a new production of Richard II. Directed by the company’s Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, it marks...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 27 Nov 2013

Michael Attenborough and Shakespeare

Last week Stratford’s Shakespeare Club was lucky enough to be given a look into internationally-renowned director Michael Attenborough’s views of Shakespeare. Attenborough is currently Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre in London, though...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Dec 2012

Round the globe with Much Ado About Nothing

Meera Syal and Paul Bhattacharjee in the 2012 RSC productions What are we learning from the World Shakespeare Festival? A few weeks ago Sonia Massai headed a panel entitled Global Shakespeares. In her subsequent post on the RSC’s MyShakespeare site...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Aug 2012

Notes on Post Tags Search

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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.

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:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

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

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

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.