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‘Mr Sempronius Gattleton as Othello’, from ‘Mrs Joseph Porter’, illustration by George Cruikshank Dickens turns 205 today. The birthday of a Victorian author, even one as famous as Dickens, may not seem an obvious day of reflection...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 7 Feb 2017

Dylan and Shakespeare

By Stuart Hampton-Reeves, University of Central Lancashire   This week, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature and in his acceptance speech, he made some surprising references to Shakespeare:   I began to think about William Shakespeare,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 30 Dec 2016

Shakespeare Out of Europe

Shakespeare Out of Europe By Graham Holderness From Will to the world by Peter Brookes. Radio Times 20-26 Sept. 1986 I remember a time when British culture among the educated was thoroughly European. Everyone listened to French music, wore Italian clothes,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 2 Sep 2016

Louis Marder Shakespeare Centre Scholarship 2016

Professor Louis Marder There is masses happening around the world in celebration of Shakespeare this week, and we thought we’d add the announcement of this year’s Louis Marder Shakespeare Centre Scholarship to the mix. Are you studying Shakespeare...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 15 Apr 2016

Henry Folger’s Brigg Umbrella with Concealed Pencil

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC contains not only Shakespearean treasures of every sort and size but various items belonging to its founders. Henry Folger ordered two racing umbrellas from the company founded in London in 1836 by Thomas...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 14 Sep 2015

From Bangs to Maggs: Folger Fourth Folios

Imperfect title-page of Shakespeare Fourth Folio (1685) acquired by Folger Library in 2014 In 1889, 10 years after he graduated from Amherst College and 84 years before I did, Henry Folger walked “with fear and trepidation” into the foremost...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 10 Jul 2015

Travel to England by Henry and Emily Folger, 1903 – 1923

Henry and Emily Folger signatures in Guest Book at Holy Trinity Church, 1905 Henry Folger was unlike his executive colleagues at the Standard Oil Company in New York who vacationed in Florida and California or cruised the Mediterranean. He took his wife...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 2 Jun 2015

Bernard Quaritch Ltd. and Henry Folger

“I regret that you insist upon a discount from my catalogue prices. I must decline trading on such terms. That other booksellers allow 10% discount from their catalogue is no precedent for me. These men made their selling prices accordingly. I am...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 1 May 2015

British Captain John Robinson and the Henry Folgers

  British Captain John Robinson commanding the Minnehaha in the north Atlantic, 1906 Rosy-cheeked white-bearded poet, painter, and shipmaster Captain John Robinson of Watford, Hertfordshire was a commanding presence on the bridge of the steamship...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 1 Apr 2015

Louis Marder Shakespeare Centre Scholarship 2015

Professor Louis MarderAre you studying Shakespeare at college, university, or for leisure? Are you going to be using the archives or library of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust? You might be interested in applying for the Louis Marder Shakespeare Centre...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 23 Mar 2015

Henry Folger’s British-Born Vicar, S. Parkes Cadman

Reverend Dr. S. Parkes Cadman on the occasion of his 60th birthday testimonial dinner, 1924 Rev. Dr. S. Parkes Cadman is high on the list of notables born in the town of Wellington, Shropshire in the West Midlands. After having worked ten years as a coal...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 6 Mar 2015

A Look Back and a Look Forward – Three Years of Shakespeare Calling

A Look Back and a Look Forward: Three Years of Shakespeare Calling By Ruby Jand   It is now more than a month since I wrote anything for Shakespeare Calling, even longer since Hal and I finished reading The Tempest. I miss Shakespeare like a dear...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 12 Jan 2015

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

63 Days, 38 Performances …

Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Kansas City Arrived in New Orleans the other night after 600 mile drive from an unexpected stop in the unexpectedly delightful St. Genevieve, MO. A gumbo dinner and good night’s sleep later and we’re enjoying...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 11 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

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

Shakespeare in the Ukraine

Bogdin Korneljuk and Daria MoskvitiniaA dispatch from two Shakespearians from the Ukraine who I was pleased to meet at the 10th Craiova Shakespeare Festival in Rumania in May: ‘The Ukrainian Shakespeare Centre express our great appreciation of the...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 30 Jun 2014

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Caveats and Work in Progress

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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

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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.