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“The Life and Death of Jacke Straw” (1593)

By Stephen Basdeo The following is an excerpt from my book: The Life and Legend of a Rebel Leader: Wat Tyler (2018). It is available to buy from the publisher here: Link. Wat Tyler’s rebellion in 1381 was the first large-scale uprising of the common...

Ruff Play with Shakespeare: a new video series

Wrestling Resurgence, @RobBrazierPhoto This weekend would have seen our first workshop on wrestling, gender and entertainment: see below for more details. We will run our workshop in whenever and whatever the future might turn out to be, but...
From: Before Shakespeare on 25 Apr 2020

Live streaming Shakespeare during lockdown

Schaubuehne Theatre Hamlet It’s spring 2020 and many of us are confined to home in social isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic. With theatres, museums, galleries and cinemas closed, cultural organisations have been quick to announce initiatives...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Mar 2020

Richard Brome, Five New Playes (1653)

As we have seen on this blog, women owned all kinds of books in the early modern period, including plays. Although we cannot date this particular signature with any degree of certainty, Mary Feltham wrote it in a copy (presumably hers) of a collection...

Pass Ye Remote: A Quest for Early Modern Entertainment Through Online Learning Resources

Welcome to Elizabethan England via the digital world! We’re lucky to have a range of exciting and innovative online resources at our disposal that make it possible to explore the entertainment and cultural activities of early modern England through...
From: Before Shakespeare on 16 Mar 2020

Séance du séminaire Collection : « Dressing up buildings. Les espaces du collectionnisme et l’exemple des Gonzaga de Mantoue. » (18 février 2020, Paris)

Intervenant : Pamela Bianchi (Paris 8) La Galerieta verso la Mostra (la galerie des Marbres ou des Mois); la Galeria Grande (la galerie de l’exposition construite vers 1592 pour rassembler des peintures modernes) ; le Coridore che guarda verso la...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 31 Jan 2020

Ruff Play with Shakespeare: combat, gender and entertainment

Wrestling Resurgence, @RobBrazierPhoto Before Shakespeare and Engendering the Stage are delighted to announce our next performance workshop, focusing on combat as entertainment—in both Shakespeare’s  time and today. Combat,...
From: Before Shakespeare on 31 Jan 2020

Martin the Minstrel and the Playhouses of Suffolk

How did ordinary people “play” in towns and cities outside of London in early modern England?  Leisure is a crucial aspect of middling experience and a key theme for this project, which aims to understand the different elements of...
From: Middling Culture on 24 Jan 2020

Exhibition: “La otra Corte” in the Palacio Real de Madrid, Dec ’19-March ’

La otra Corte. Mujeres de la Casa de Austria en los monasterios reales de Las Descalzas y La Encarnación – Palacio Real de Madrid, December 5 2019-March 2020.
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 4 Dec 2019

Exhibition & Book: Berruguete

“Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain.” National Gallery of Art, Washington, October 13, 2019-February 17, 2020. Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas, March 29-July 26, 2020. Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain,...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 3 Dec 2019

Screening: “The Winter’s Tale” Branagh Theatre Live – encore

[Info from the ODEON Cinemas website.] Due to phenomenal demand, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption, returns to cinemas this festive season. This beautifully reimagined production,co-directed...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 30 Nov 2019

Biography - Leading Ladies in Early American Theater Troupes

.Actresses in the 18th-century were generally not regarded with the same respect that male actors were. The stage was not a woman's world, as it was said to be better suited for men. On one hand, women were looked down upon if they acted, as it was not...
From: 18th-century American Women on 25 Nov 2019

James Shirley, The Maides Revenge (1639)

If you look closely, you can just make out the name “Dorothy” on the title page of this copy of James Shirley’s The Maides Revenge, thought to be printed in early 1640 despite its 1639 imprint date. Filtering the title page in retroReveal...

Greco Exhibition: Grand Palais, Oct 16 2019-Feb 10,

“Greco,” Grand Palais, Paris, Galerie sud-est, October 16, 2019-February 10, 2020.
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 3 Oct 2019

Milton's Shakespeare: A Digest of Media Coverage

Suggested emendations to the text of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ in the Free Library of Philadelphia’s First Folio. [Reproduced with kind permission of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Rare Book Department.] ...

With(out) Milton: Dating the Annotations in the Free Library of Philadelphia's First Folio

Detail of manuscript emendation and bracketing in the Free Library of Philadelphia’s copy of Mr William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies (1623). [Image reproduced with kind permission of the Free Library of Philadelphia.] ...

Coco2019: Our Lore Olympus Cosplay

Back again with more sharing from Costume College 2019!Each year there is a pool party on Thursday night to kick off the Costume College weekend. The theme for the pool party this year was "Guardians of the Galaxy," which could mean any number of things,...

Exhibition, Review, & Catalogue: Bartolomé Bermejo

Exhibition: “Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance,” The National Gallery, 12 June-29 Septbmer 2019. Review: Isabelle Kent in Apollo June 25, 2019. Exhibition catalog: Letizia Treves; with contributions by Paul Ackroyd,...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 12 Aug 2019

Costume College 2019

American Duchess crew in 18th century attire - Friday night at Costume College 2019Another year, another fabulous Costume College!If you're unfamiliar with Costume College, it's a 5-day costuming convention in Woodland Hills, California, at the end of...

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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.