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Review: RSC live King Lear

Review: RSC live King Lear – 14th October 2016 Guest post by Emer Murphy As the centenary year marking William Shakespeare’s death nears its close, audiences around the world continue to delight in the wonders of his work. Despite the...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 16 Nov 2016

Report – Launch of Centre for Early Modern Studies, Limerick, and “Early modern Ireland” lecture

  Shakespeare 400 has kept myself and many Irish Shakespeareans busy these past ten months. With many stage productions, screenings, conferences, public lectures, festivals, and workshops to organise, participate in, and attend, both here and abroad,...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 22 Oct 2016

Shakespeare Day at Trinity College Dublin – 8th October

To commemorate Shakespeare 400, Trinity College Dublin will hold a “Shakespeare Day” this Saturday 8th October 2016. The schedule is as follows: WELCOME  1pm  Dr. Ema Vyroubalova and Dr. Emily O’Brien KEYNOTE  1:10-2:10pm ...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 3 Oct 2016

Othello on Trial (or the Tragedy of Desdemona, the Wife): A Theatre in Education Project

By Adrian Howe Othello on Trial (or the Tragedy of Desdemona, the Wife) is the first play in a planned Theatre in Education trilogy. Born of fatigue with indifferent or disavowing academic audiences, the project is designed to engage what Edward Said...
From: Histories of Emotion on 14 Jul 2016

An emotional celebration: Shakespeare, Past, Present & Future

  Sue Broomhall lecturing at the Institute of Advanced Studies at The Univiersity of Western Australia. Photo credit Sanna Peden.This month, April 2016, there were a myriad of events celebrating William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his...
From: Histories of Emotion on 29 Apr 2016

Celebrating Shakespeare in 2016

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, I asked a panel of experts why we continue to celebrate his life and works in 2016. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 23 Apr 2016

Shakespeare Unfinished

Pinckney Marcius-Simons (USA, 1867-1909); watercolour illustrations painted onto the pages of an 1886 French edition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, translated by Paul Meurice. 1908. Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library.The slew of events around...
From: Histories of Emotion on 23 Apr 2016

Startford-upon-Avon 1616

You might like to listen to Paul Edmondson’s lecture on Startford-upon-Avon 1616 Paul Edmondson’s lecture starts with Shakespeare’s funeral and the funeral monuments in Holy Trinity Church.  He thinks about Shakespeare’s...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 18 Apr 2016

Shakespeare: Metamorphosis

A glimpse at some of the treasures on display during the press launch night of Shakespeare: Metamorphosis at the University of London's Senate House Library. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 14 Apr 2016

Marvell, Shakespeare, and Green Sicknesses

Green is the colour of innocence and experience, of sickness and of health. A glimpse at what it means to be 'green' in Andrew Marvell and William Shakespeare. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 11 Apr 2016

William Shakespeare and his Merry Wives at UWA

One of The University of Western Australia’s resident peacocks gracing the New Fortune Theatre StagePoet, actor, partner in the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, world’s most famous dramatist: William Shakespeare needs little introduction. This...
From: Histories of Emotion on 17 Feb 2016

Notes on Post Tags Search

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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.