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Living statues and literary pageants: Shakespeare’s Birthday 2018

Mr Shakespeare ready for the 2018 celebrations This weekend Shakespeare’s 454th birthday will be celebrated in the town of his birth, as it has been for nearly two centuries. While there are elements of the Birthday that have become traditional,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Apr 2018

Review: Venus and Adonis at Civic Theatre, Tallaght

This exciting, moving, and thought-provoking adaptation of Shakespeare’s narrative poem opens with a theatre within a theatre, the ornate gilt proscenium in miniature glowing in the blackness of the Civic Theatre. The puppets are about a third life...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 5 Oct 2017

Divining Shakespeare: workshop for professional actors, Civic Theatre, 5 October

Coinciding with the production of Venus and Adonis at Civic Theatre as part of the Dublin Shakespeare Festival, there will be a workshop for professional actors on ‘Divining Shakespeare’. Further details on the theatre website: DATE &...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 17 Aug 2017

Dublin Theatre Festival: Venus and Adonis, 3–7 October

Venus and Adonis, Royal Shakespeare Company in association with Little Angel Theatre, UK Civic TheatreOct 3 & 5, 8pm Oct 4 & 7, 3pm & 8pm Oct 6, 5pm & 8pmTickets €25 A unique version of Shakespeare’s kaleidoscopic poem...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 15 Aug 2017

Shakespeare and Gay Britannia

On 27 July 1967 the Sexual Offences Act received Royal Approval in the UK, making private homosexual acts between men over the age of 21 legal. In the intervening fifty years attitudes have changed profoundly. Back in 1953 the newly-knighted John Gielgud,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 24 Jul 2017

Celebrating Ovid 2000 years on

Statue of Ovid in Romania 2017 marks the 2000th anniversary of the death of the Roman writer Ovid, whose  Metamorphoses has continued to be one of the most influential of literary works. As Shakespeare’s favourite writer, the RSC, and its...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 12 Jul 2017

Goddamnit, Shakespeare: Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece

“Do you ever get sick of Shakespeare?” my sister-in-law asked me. It was late morning, an unusually rainy day. I was sitting in a reclining chair, Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis open on my lap, and I was making absolutely no progress...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 18 Jan 2017

Suiting the word to the action: Dr Johnson and unsuitable language

Joshua Reynolds’ painting of Samuel Johnson, at the National Portrait Gallery You don’t have to look very far into Shakespeare’s works to find archaic words, or words difficult for us to understand. As well as coining new words, he...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Sep 2015

Why Shakespeare Still Matters

Published 23 April 2015 Shakespeare has mattered ever since his name first appeared in print in 1593 with his erotic and entertaining poem, Venus and Adonis. He was 29 years old. For much of the poem the goddess of love is naked and begging for sex before...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 22 Apr 2015

Folger Digital Texts: Exploring Shakespeare’s sonnets and poems

The Folger has just added Shakespeare’s sonnets and poems to Folger Digital Texts, which means that the complete works of Shakespeare as edited by the Folger Shakespeare Library are now available online for free. (Bonanza for teachers!) Alberto...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 12 Aug 2014

The Rape of Lucrece

Title Page of the 1616 quarto edition of The Rape of Lucrece Exactly 420 years ago, on 9 May 1594, Shakespeare’s long poem The Rape of Lucrece was registered before being published later that year. In the dedication to the poem he had written the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 9 May 2014

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

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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:

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.