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ANSWERS

ANSWERS By Jillian Snyder Outside and in: St Swithun’s Church, Lower Quinton, Warwickshire. Outside and in: St Swithun’s Church, Lower Quinton, Warwickshire. Jillian Snyder is a Ph.D. student at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 19 Aug 2017

Shakespeare and At Least One Poor Soul: King Hamlet

You might recall the Ghost's speeches from Shakespeare's Hamlet, in which Hamlet's father, King Hamlet, describes his soul's suffering in Purgatory:I am thy father's spirit,Doom'd for a certain term to walk the night,And for the day confined to fast in...

The New Norton Shakespeare and Theatre History

This is the most self-serving of posts. This week, the new third edition of the Norton Shakespeare finally came out. It’s a total overhaul of this widely used text: unlike the first two editions, which were based on the Oxford Shakespeare, “Norton...
From: dispositio on 28 Jul 2015

Harvard professor Stephen Greenblatt shares his first encounters with Shakespeare as a young student

Harvard University professor Stephen Greenblatt knows a lot about Shakespeare. He’s the author of “Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare,” and he came to the Folger Shakespeare Library this spring to participate...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 5 Jun 2014

Greenblatt, Renaissance Self-Fashioning and The Swerve

I read this passage of R.R. Reno's Imprimis article with great interest:From the end of the Civil War until the 1960s, the wealthiest, best educated, and most powerful Americans remained largely loyal to Christianity. That’s changed. There were warning...

Richard III: an update on the King in the car park

The reconstruction based on the excavated skull Last week’s revelations about the discovery of Richard III’s skeleton in a car park in Leicester has sparked off a flurry of articles about the real and fictitious monarch. Here are links to...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Feb 2013

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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

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:

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The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

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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.