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“Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say”

January 2014 has seen the opening of another new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy, King Lear, this time at the National Theatre. Directed by Sam Mendes, Simon Russell Beale, one of our most highly regarded stage actors, plays the lead role, 21 years...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 24 Jan 2014

Picture of the Month: the North Pole and The Tempest

“The isle is full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not” The Tempest Act 3 Scene 2 December’s Picture of the Month has a suitably Arctic feel about it, and shows Patrick Stewart as Prospero in the RSC’s 2006 production...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 23 Dec 2013

“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

Picture of the Month

This month I am focusing on a picture from our Local Collections Archive; a charming watercolour sketch by Humphry Repton (1752-1818), the last of the famous English landscape designers of the eighteenth century. By Permission of the Shakespeare Birthplace...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 26 Sep 2013

Picture of the Month

According to Professor Jonathan Bate, “All’s Well that Ends Well is one of Shakespeare’s least performed and least loved comedies. This “problem” comedy has often been linked with three other plays that Shakespeare wrote in the early 1600s at...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 30 Jul 2013

Picture of the Month

Earlier this month the Nation celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on 2nd June 1953 in Westminster Abbey. The weather was kinder than 60 years ago, although it certainly hasn’t been a “flaming” June. The Thames...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 25 Jun 2013

Picture of the Month

Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s tragedy of blood-thirsty and violent revenge, was extremely popular in his own life-time, but subsequently, fell out of favour with audiences who did not want to watch such horrors at the theatre. According to an entry...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 28 May 2013

Picture of the Month

Today is William Shakespeare’s 449th birthday and St George’s Day.  Here in Stratford-upon-Avon we celebrated Shakespeare’s Birthday on Saturday 20th April; a beautiful sunny, warm day which saw crowds of people lining the streets, relieved no...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 23 Apr 2013

Picture of the Month

The Royal Shakespeare Company has launched its 2013 season with a new production of Hamlet, directed by David Farr, and this time it is the turn of Jonathan Slinger to make his mark as the student prince. Hamlet is the one Shakespeare play where new...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 27 Mar 2013

Picture of the Month

Malcolm Davies Collection © Shakespeare Birthplace Trust\n \nIn celebration of Valentine’s Day, when traditionally, it was the custom to seek new mates, February’s Picture of the Month shows Berowne (David Tennant) reading out his sonnet addressed...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 14 Feb 2013

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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.

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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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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.