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CovidTheatre: A German Update

A lot has happened since my last attempt to catalogue what theatres in the German-speaking world are offering online while we’re all in self-isolation, so rather than update the old post, I’m doing a proper second edition.Here goes. Rather...
From: dispositio on 13 Apr 2020

Cheek by Jowl stream of The Winter’s Tale

A live recording of Cheek by Jowl’s current acclaimed production of The Winter’s Tale is available to stream free of charge until 7 May. Visit their page to watch it.
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 25 Apr 2017

Digital Groundlings

Digital Groundlings By Heidi McElrath Meow Meow (Titania) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo by Steve Tanner As most internet-Shakespeareans probably know, on Sunday 11 September 2016, the Globe did something it had never done before: live streamed...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 18 Sep 2016

Stream the Shakespeare’s Globe production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Did you miss the live stream of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Emma Rice, last Sunday? You can now watch it on the BBC website from anywhere in the world. It will be available for six months. Let us know what you think!
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 13 Sep 2016

Isaac Newton & Muzzle Brakes

It seems to be “strange uses of Isaac Newton” week. Following up on the humorous Newton was a cyclist we now read in Field & Stream this strange patchwork of Newton factoids that casts him as the inspiration for muzzle brakes. Field &...
From: Darin Hayton on 24 May 2016

Doing Shakespeare While Black?

Doing Shakespeare While Black? By Alexa Huang Sophie Okonedo as Queen Margaret in BBC’s The Hollow Crown Race is an uncomfortable but important topic in our age of globalization. In the art and entertainment industry, race is both visible and...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 27 Apr 2016

Shakespeare for Everyone

(Folger Shakespeare Library)Shakespeare can be an effective tool for teaching children of all learning levels and backgrounds how to interact with others and explore meaningful topics that mirror everyday life. Who else besides the Bard himself wrote...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 12 Jan 2016

Shakespeare Livestream 2015

Ask me anything -- again! -- about Shakespeare! We're back! Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday week by joining us -- live on the internet! -- for our second annual Shakespeare Livestream, featuring myself alongside...
From: anchora on 20 Apr 2015

Sing we Yule til (Almost) Candlemas

We have put the lighted nativity of Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph back in storage (it's minimalist--no shepherds, Wise Men, angels, or barn animals), but are leaving our (artificial) Christmas Tree, lights, and other garland up until the end of January....

Hope Springs Eternal--Even During Fall

A journalist has noted that journalists just don't understand the Catholic Church and don't write about us honestly--in Time Magazine, no less:The "Pope Francis supports evolution" story is just the latest example of the press getting the Catholic Church...

John Smeaton

John Smeaton (1724—1792) was the first to use ‘Civil Engineer’ as a title. He is now most famous for his rebuilding of the Eddystone Ligthhouse after it burned down in 1755. However, Smeaton was an incredibly industrious man, racking up...
From: Kirby and his world on 16 Jun 2014

Newman's "Litany of the Passion" (for Private Devotion)

From the Vultus Christi blog of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland, comes this Litany of the Passion composed by Blessed John Henry Newman. Father Mark, the blogger, introduces the Litany thusly:Blessed Cardinal Newman’s Litany...

Swift’s Exploding Mountain

Newspapers of the 18th century sometimes carried the most extraordinary reports, with absolutely no commentary, presumably leaving their readers to determine whether the reports were serious or humorous. Here is a fine example of the absurd genre from...
From: Kirby and his world on 8 Mar 2013

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:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

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

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.