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Your search for posts with tags containing Nash's House found 14 posts

Rediscovering the Collection

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is known for its collections relating to Shakespeare, his life, times and legacy.  We talk a lot about Shakespeare’s Stratford but the town has existed as a settlement since the Iron Age and has had a rich and vibrant...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 16 May 2014

Shakespeare’s world in 100 objects : Number 92, a Momento Mori Seal Blog

Today’s blog is by Stephanie Appleton, doctoral researcher in the History Department and whose doctoral research examines domestic and community life in early modern Stratford-upon-Avon. ‘Bardolph: Why, Sir John, my face does you no harm. Falstaff:...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 24 Jan 2014

Shakespeare on Show: Top Ten Exhibition – A Genuine human skull!

In this week’s Shakespeare on Show we’re looking at this genuine human skull which is on loan to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust from the Royal Shakespeare Company. It is currently on display at Nash’s House here in Stratford-upon-Avon as part...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 11 Oct 2013

Shakespeare’s World in 100 objects: Number 86, a ‘Cubborde of Boxes’

This week’s blog is by Peter Hewitt, AHRC collaborative doctoral candidate at the University of Birmingham. The ‘Cubborde of Boxes’ The nature of our people, Our city’s institutions, and the terms For common justice, you’re as pregnant...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 20 Sep 2013

Shakespeare on Show: Top Ten Exhibition – ‘The Fall of Man’ as depicted on a brass dish

This week’s ‘Shakespeare on Show’ blog post was written by Museum Collections Assistant, Emily Millward and discusses a brass dish currently displayed in the ‘Shakespeare’s Top Ten Characters’ exhibition at Nash’s House.   ‘Richard...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 16 Sep 2013

Invasion and Triumph? Links between Roman Britain and Queen Cleopatra of Egypt

A coin found at Tiddington showing the head of the Emperor Antonius Pius, c.154-155AD (STSRT SBT 2004-57/10)   This week’s ‘Shakespeare on Show’ blog post was written by Museum Collections Assistant Emily Millward and discusses a set of...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 20 Aug 2013

Shakespeare on Show: Top Ten Exhibition – AMOR VINCIT OMNIA brooch

AMOR VINCIT OMNIA brooch   This post was written by Emily Millward, Museum Collections Assistant.   This gold annular brooch was gifted to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in 1868, although the precise date of manufacture in unknown. Measuring...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 29 Jul 2013

Shakespeare on Show: Top Ten Exhibition – a Wedding Knife Sheath or a Knife Sheath

Today’s object for the Shakespeare on Show blog is a knife sheath which is currently on display at Nash’s House in Stratford-upon-Avon as part of the Top Ten exhibition. A sheath for a pair of wedding knives, dated 1602. This sheath, believed to be...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 19 Jul 2013

Shakespeare on Show: Top Ten Exhibition – a wooden doll

  Now on display in ‘Shakespeare’s Top Ten Characters’ at Nash’s House, this carved walnut doll was chosen for the display about the character of Macbeth. The selection of a doll for the interpretation of Macbeth’s story was to highlight...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 17 Jul 2013

Shakespeare on Show: Top Ten Exhibition – Statue of Bottom & Titania

  Statue of Bottom and Titania (STRST : SBT t29) – Shakespeare’s Top Ten Characters Exhibition, Nash’s House   This blog has been written by Emily Millward, Museum Collections Assistant.   Statue of Bottom and Titania (STRST : SBT...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 8 Jul 2013

Seal Impression – Shakespeare’s Top Ten Characters

Seal Impression from ‘Top Ten Characters’ exhibition at Nash’s House   This seal impression dates from the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) and bears the impression of a skull surrounded by a legend which states ‘N.R....
From: Finding Shakespeare on 17 Jun 2013

Nereo Costantini’s “Giulietta”

This week’s ‘Shakespeare on Show’ blog features a statuette of Juliet, now on display in the ‘Shakespeare’s Top Ten Characters’ exhibition at Nash’s House.   Juliet statuette In fair Verona, where we lay our scene there is a beautiful,...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 3 Jun 2013

An Early Shakespeare Souvenir – The Mulberry Wood Snuff Box

This blog kicks off a new series, ‘Shakespeare on Show,’ from the Museum Collections Team. The series will highlight objects currently on display in three new exhibitions across the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. In March our team opened Shakespeare’s...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 20 May 2013

Shakespeare’s World in 100 Objects : Number 72, a carved angel

Happy Easter from everyone at Finding Shakespeare! Our blog today looks at a group of fascinating carved oak figures and is by Peter Hewitt who is a Doctoral Researcher in the History Department at the University of Birmingham. A fifteenth century carved...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 28 Mar 2013

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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.