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Taking Shakespeare to the great outdoors, 2019

  The stage for Shakespeare in Yosemite Around the UK optimistic announcements are being made for a season of outdoor Shakespeare. Typically, the weather forecast for the beginning of June indicates some unsettled conditions, but fingers crossed...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 May 2019

Notes from the Crescent City: Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Katrina and Jazz

The undeniable spirit of New Orleans has infused our four days here with a beat all of its own. From our first evening when we took our eye-opening walk down Bourbon Street, to the photograph we had taken with an Uncle Sam lookalike outside the Maple...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 13 Jul 2014

Elvis and Shakespeare

Elvis with memories of Shakespeare ‘Romeo loved Juliet Juliet she felt the same When he put his arms around her He said ‘Julie, baby, you’re my flame Thou giv-est fever when we kisseth Fever with the flaming youth Fever I’m afire Fever...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 8 Jul 2014

Heartbeat Shakespeare

Paul and Paul with the mayor of Kansas City, Sylvester James JrAs we leave the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival I look across Kansas City to the trees lying beyond the skyscrapers. The Winter’s Tale which we saw in Southmoreland Park feels like...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Jul 2014

A Natural Perspective

At The Winter’s Tale, Kansas City We’ve had a terrific and enjoyably intense first full day, thanks in no small part to the orchestrative efforts of Artistic Director Sidonie Garrett, a force of nature and of culture, and someone who is bound...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 6 Jul 2014

The Man Behind the Curtain

Phineas T. Barnum 1810-1891 Colorado from the air looks like a state of enormous fields in which nothing much seems to happen. Mountains decorate the horizon, staring reproachfully at the well organised emptiness in front of them. We are finally on our...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 5 Jul 2014

Redemption Destinations

Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Kenilworth, NJAs we descended into Newark yesterday afternoon – blithely unaware that the forerunning tempests stirred by Hurricane Arthur had caused our connecting flight to be cancelled, and that we would spend the...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 4 Jul 2014

Shakespeare on the Road!

www.shakespeareontheroad.comThe 4th July is upon on us, and I’ve just landed in Kansas City for the start of Shakespeare on the Road, an epic road trip all around North America which aims to tell the story of the extraordinary phenomenon of the Shakespeare...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 3 Jul 2014

Worlds Elsewhere

Image AlanBetts.comI am pleased to post the following on behalf of Andrew Dickson, a journalist at the Guardian and a Fellow of our exciting new project (with University of Warwick) Shakespeare on the Road: “A few years back, when I was just about...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 30 Jan 2014

Notes on Post Tags Search

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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.