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Your search for posts with tags containing RSC Collection found 18 posts

David Garrick’s Apotheosis today

George Carter’s Apotheosis of Garrick The 250th anniversary of the Garrick Jubilee has been celebrated in a number of ways in Stratford-upon-Avon during September 2019. Church bells have been rung, Morris dancers have performed, talks and exhibitions...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 26 Sep 2019

Queuing for tickets to the Cumber-Hamlet is not a new phenomenon

Today’s post is a guest blog by Miranda K. Gleaves, who has been volunteering with us again this summer. The Independent reported earlier this month that Benedict Cumberbatch fans had been queuing in the cold for up to 20 hours to get...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 21 Aug 2015

Henry Wallis: a pre-Raphaelite’s views of Shakespeare’s Stratford

Henry Wallis isn’t one of the best-known of the Pre-Raphaelite painters, barely getting a mention in books about Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Millais, Holman Hunt et al, but one of his paintings is universally-known and classed as a masterpiece. The...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 15 May 2015

“King Rear” in Japan, 1903

Programme for “King Rear” Following the re-opening of Japan to the West in the mid 1800’s, the Japanese rapidly assimilated Western Culture, including Shakespeare. The first recorded Shakespearean production in Japan, in Japanese, by Japanese...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 20 Aug 2014

After Agincourt – the final wishes of a 15th century knight

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead!” Henry V, Act III, William Shakespeare (first performed in the Summer of 1599) In these oft quoted lines, King Henry V is rallying his men at the siege...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 14 Apr 2014

A visit from John Baldwin Buckstone

Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project, listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books.   On the 15th August 1852 John...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 28 Mar 2014

Two Understated Productions of Richard II

The first time I saw Richard II was the RSC production in 2000 at The Other Place in Stratford, directed by Stephen Pimlott with Sam West in the title role and David Troughton as Bolingbroke. It was an intimate show with a minimalist white set and very...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 5 Mar 2014

Reader 5000!

Sophie with her ticket number 5000 and bag of gifts We have been waiting with bated breath in the Reading Room for the registration of our next Reader because that person would be the recipient of Reader’s Ticket number 5000! We have been registering...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 20 Feb 2014

A fascinating, challenging and rewarding year

‘Shakespeare-by-Design’ Project – Final Update December 31st 2013 is the last day of the ‘Shakespeare-by-Design’ project, and we’ve been winding up (as opposed to ‘winding down’ – no time!) our work for the past year. With the help...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 2 Jan 2014

Ellie Kurttz – 2000 onwards

This blog series has been written by Ian Dickinson, a professional photographer with some fascinating insights on the photographers and photographic techniques which lay behind our photographic collections.  As You Like It, 2009. Photograph by Ellie...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 4 Dec 2013

Reg Wilson – 1990s

This blog series has been written by Ian Dickinson, a professional photographer with some fascinating insights on the photographers and photographic techniques which lay behind our photographic collections.   Is there anyone on the planet who does...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 5 Nov 2013

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

Tom Holte – 1970s

Hamlet 1970, starring Alan Howard. Photograph by Tom Holte This blog series has been written by Ian Dickinson, a professional photographer with some fascinating insights on the photographers and photographic techniques which lay behind our photographic...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 4 Sep 2013

Shakespeare on Show: Treasures Exhibition – The Irving Lantern

Henry Irving as Hamlet in 1874 The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has close links with the Royal Shakespeare Company, also located in Stratford-upon-Avon, and as such items from the RSC’s collection have often been included in the Trust’s exhibitions. ...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 3 Sep 2013

Tales from the Reading Room – Episode 37

  Readers in the Reading Room   In recent weeks the Reading Room has been buzzing with activity, it is exciting that despite the temptation to sit out in the sun, eat ice cream and sunbathe by the river, our readers have been resisting and have...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 15 Jul 2013

Angus McBean – 1950

Figure 1: Merchant of Venice, 1953. Angus McBean This blog series has been written by Ian Dickinson, a professional photographer with some fascinating insights on the photographers and photographic techniques which lay behind our photographic collections. In...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 3 Jul 2013

Ernest Daniels – Shakespeare in the 1940’s

This blog series has been written by Ian Dickenson, a professional photographer with some fascinating insights on the photographers and photographic techniques which lay behind our photographic collections. Ernest Daniels – Shakespeare in the 1940’s To...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 4 Jun 2013

Shakespeare’s World in 100 Objects: Number 73, a Grain Ark

Today’s blog looks at a late 16th or ealy 17th century grain ark from the collections of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and is by Elizabeth Sharrett, a doctoral researcher at the Shakespeare Institute. An English or Welsh late sixteenth-/early-seventeenth-century...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 11 Apr 2013

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:

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.