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Shakespeare at Holy Trinity Church 2016

Holy Trinity Church Now we’re into April and events relating to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death are beginning in earnest. Holy Trinity Church is always a focus during the Birthday Celebrations, since Shakespeare’s grave...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 2 Apr 2016

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

Richard II at the RSC

Nigel Lindsay as Bolingbroke, David Tennant as Richard The RSC’s Richard II is onstage at last, and I’ve got to one of the performances. I’ve seen quite a few past productions of the play onstage, some extremely memorable. Like Hamlet,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Oct 2013

Shakespeare, Live from Stratford-upon-Avon

At last, at last, the Royal Shakespeare Company are launching “Live from Stratford-upon-Avon”, in which the sellout production of Richard II starring David Tennant is ┬áto be screened live in cinemas around the world. The RSC have been slow...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 29 May 2013

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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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