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Dickens and the theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon

Dickens in 1842 Nineteenth-century novelist Charles Dickens is particularly associated with the festive season. His “little Christmas book” A Christmas Carol was published in 1843 and with its larger than life characters, dramatic plot and...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 30 Nov 2019

Finding Shakespeare Blog Round-up: July 2017

Take a look at the latest blog posts from the collections team at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. First American edition of Shakespeare’s works (1st July) SR 38/1795-6. 81034512. The plays and poems of William Shakespeare.  On the occasion...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 1 Aug 2017

Shakespeare and the destructiveness of fire

Shakespeare uses fire as a metaphor for the energy of life as well as the destructiveness of death. He writes of the fires of purgatory, of the warming fire on the hearth and of the fires lit to tell of victory in war. In his everyday life Shakespeare...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 Mar 2017

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

Late summer in Stratford-upon-Avon

New Place sculpture The summer holidays are coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean that Shakespeare-related attractions are winding down. In fact Stratford-upon-Avon is a destination that thrives all year round and in all weathers.  In the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 29 Aug 2016

A week in the life of a Collections Volunteer

ER27/4a. Exemplification of New Place fine 4 May, 1597.Exemplification of a fine between William Shakespeare, gentleman, plaintiff, and William Underhill, gentleman, deforciant, of one messuage [New Place] two barns and two gardens in Stratford-upon-Avon....
From: Finding Shakespeare on 26 Aug 2016

A brief interview with Chloe Malendewicz, site manager of Shakespeare’s New Place

A brief interview with Chloe Malendewicz, site manager of Shakespeare’s New Place By Sara Marie Westh   All the rest is silence On the other side of the wall; And the silence ripeness, And the ripeness all. (WH Auden The Sea and the Mirror:...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 19 Aug 2016

Shakespeare’s “New Place” in his Old Home Town

ER27/4a. Exemplification of a fine, 4 May, 1597.Exemplification of a fine between William Shakespeare, gentleman, plaintiff, and William Underhill, gentleman, deforciant, of one messuage [New Place] two barns and two gardens in Stratford-upon-Avon. The...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 29 Jul 2016

National Gardening Week and a sneak preview of Heritage Open Days 2016

This week is National Gardening Week!  We’d like to take this opportunity to give you a sneak preview of our plans for Heritage Open Days later this year.  As usual we will be opening our doors on the second weekend of September (Saturday...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 13 Apr 2016

Let’s Talk Shakespeare: How much was Shakespeare Worth?

9th November 2015 saw the launch of the first episode of Let’s Talk Shakespeare, a ten part podcast series exploring some of the frequently asked questions about Shakespeare’s life.   Each Monday a new podcast will be posted on our...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 28 Dec 2015

Re-finding Shakespeare

Just over 6 weeks ago, I started my new job as Project Archivist in the Collections Team. My role over the next year is to recatalogue some of the collections held by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Although our catalogue is available online, many of...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 17 Apr 2015

Celebrating 2016 in Stratford-upon-Avon: preparations begin

Big School at KES 2016 will be the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and preparations are well under way to celebrate in the town where he was born and died. Projects are afoot everywhere, and I’m going to write a couple of posts giving up...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 9 Feb 2015

Keeping Shakespeare’s spirit alive at New Place, his final home

Part of New Place Garden In August 2014 a further consultation is taking place on the future of New Place, Shakespeare’s last home, the final public consultation day being 30 August. Since the first consultation last year, I’ve spent a lot...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 Aug 2014

Shakespeare’s mulberry and New Place

Shakespeare’s mulberry My current research on the development of celebrations for Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon has really focused my attention on the importance of the historic mulberry tree and the site of New Place in the story of the preservation...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Jul 2014

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 mulberries: trees of history and legend

The split mulberry tree Last Sunday, 4 August 2013, one of Stratford’s mulberry trees split in two. There are many ancient mulberries in the town, principally in the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s gardens, and they’re mostly propped...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 12 Aug 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.