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Sonnets for Advent 13: Sonnet 43

Photo via mselizabethyeo.blogspot.comToday’s sonnet is a fascinating reminder that most of Shakespeare’s sonnets do not reveal the sex of their imagined (or real) addressee. Sonnet 43 is addressed to an intimate ‘thee’ but whether...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 13 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 12: Sonnet 33

Photo by eynjuls.comIt has been suggested, by Michael Wood and others, that today’s sonnet evokes the death of Shakespeare’s son, Hamnet, with a pun on ‘sun’ and ‘son’. Hamnet died in August 1596 at the age of 11, just...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 12 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 9: Sonnet 27

Photo: often have we all been unable to sleep because of not being mentally tired enough? How much more so is the effect of insomnia palpable in this sonnet when the poet can’t stop thinking about the beloved, who, one can imagine,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 9 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 8: Sonnet 23

I tend to resist biographical readings of Shakespeare’s Sonnets as inappropriate and reductive. But at the same time I want to admit that the poems reflect something of Shakespeare’s personality, precisely what is open to debate. Sonnet 23...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 8 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 7: Sonnet 20

Photo: ambiguity – expressed both in appearance of the beloved and through the way in which desire is encountered – crackles through this sonnet. The phrase ‘master-mistress’ seems to relate this poem to...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 6: Sonnet 18

Photo: theatre330.comToday’s Sonnet for Advent is perhaps the most famous of all: Sonnet 18, here read by one of our ‘Shakespeare Aloud’ actors, Martin Smith. In this sonnet, Shakespeare relates the lasting effect of his poetry –...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 6 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 5: Sonnet 17

Photo: wvpe.orgYesterday the world heard the news that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted into hospital with severe morning sickness. This sonnet, which anticipates the birth of a child, is here posted with all good wishes to the...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 5 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 4: Sonnet 15

Photo: is in part characterised by his genius for particularity, for noticing and bringing to life the individuality (what Gerard Manley Hokins would call the ‘thisness’) of a person, thought, place, or thing. Sonnet...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 4 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 2: Sonnet 8

Photo: A musical sonnet about the far-reaching sounds of harmonies and procreativity in our lives as well as in poetry… listen to ‘Sonnet 8 Paul Edmondson’ on Audioboo Sonnet 8 Music to hear, why hear’st thou music...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 2 Dec 2012

Shakespeare East; Shakespeare West

While visiting Weimar I had the pleasure of speaking with my friend Professor Dr Dieter Mehl, formerly of Bonn University. Dieter has made a special study of what happened to The German Shakespeare Society during the division between the East and West,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 2 Dec 2012

Shakespeare’s Sonnets in Weimar

At the end of the conference on ‘Die Sonette’ in Weimar I spoke with Professor Tobias Doring of the University of Munich, who is also President of The German Shakespeare Society. Here he reflects on what were a Sonnet-full couple of days… (Incidentally,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 1 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 1: Sonnet 2

Photo: via my recent travels to Weimar and Tubingen, it was wonderful to encounter afresh the German passion for Shakespeare. Also, I happened to notice, that Germany has the best line in Advent calendars of anywhere I know. When...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 1 Dec 2012

Shakespeare in Weimar

Photo: rikkidonovan.comAfter leaving Goethe’s Garden House, Dympna Callaghan and I found the famous statue of Shakespeare by Otto Lessing. There we happened to meet two members of The German Shakespeare Society who spoke to us about what Shakespeare...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 30 Nov 2012

Shakespeare’s Sonnets in Goethe’s Garden House

Photo: members.virtualtourist.comLast weekend I had the pleasure of speaking to The German Shakespeare Society in Weimar. Their conference was on the Sonnets. Professor Dympna Callaghan of Syracuse University, New York was also among the specially invited...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 29 Nov 2012

When and where did he marry?

Anniversaries always tell a story and today is marks the date of William Shakespeare’s and Anne Hathaway’s marriage bond. A year ago we helped design an exhibition about this theme and, noticing the subject mentioned in today’s news,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 28 Nov 2012

Sonnet 73

Photo by penick.netPlease would you make a recording of Sonnet 73 – a way of marking these chilly, windswept days full of falling (or fallen) leaves (‘or none, or few do hang’)? I’m just preparing to go to Weimar to give a key-note...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 20 Nov 2012

Filming Shakespeare – Gone Live!

Our recent webinar on ‘Filming Shakespeare’ has now been posted as a resource within Blogging Shakespeare and can be accessed via to tool-bar at the top of this page, or by clicking here. It’s a conversation about the Shakespeare films...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Nov 2012

Taking the World By Storm!

I saw Garrick Huscared last evening, the local artist and actor who is working on the new bust of Shakespeare, featured here a few weeks ago. As well as the new bust, he’s also making what’s turning out to be a star-studded film about the...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 6 Nov 2012

Robin Hood and Volatile Drama

I was pleased to welcome a former teacher of mine, Dr Martin Wiggins, to the Shakespeare Centre recently. He spoke about his new book, Drama and the Transfer of Power in Renaissance England. It’s an ingenious account of how drama was used at moments...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 30 Oct 2012

Shakespeare’s Modern Sonnets

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a day’s symposium at the University of Roehampton on Shakespeare and the Contemporary Sonnet. There I met poet Philip Terry who has published his own adaptations and creative responses to Shakespeare’s...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 25 Oct 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.