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Your search for posts with tags containing The Other Place found 12 posts

The end of “churlish winter’s tyranny”: February in Shakespeare’s Stratford

A swan on the Avon by Shakespeare’s church Not many people are sorry to see the end of February, and with it the end of meteorological winter. If we’re lucky it’s also the end of what Shakespeare called “churlish winter’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Feb 2021

Philip Massinger re-read: #MassiMara

Philip Massinger It’s become a tradition now for the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon to spend most of June reading the surviving works of writers contemporary with Shakespeare. In 2018, beginning on 11 June, it’s the turn of Philip...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Jun 2018

Howard Davies at the Royal Shakespeare Company

  Howard Davies outside The Warehouse, 1978 On 25 October 2016 theatre director Howard Davies died at the age of 71. He had a full and successful career working in theatres around the country, but for me he is associated with the Royal Shakespeare...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 27 Oct 2016

Beaumont’s The Woman Hater and Edward’s Boys

Now, a real theatrical treat. On 11 March 2016 I attended the latest production by Edward’s Boys, the all-boy company directed by Perry Mills of King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon, The Woman Hater. The play is a study of outrageously obsessive...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 12 Mar 2016

Stratford-upon-Avon projects 2016: a new collaboration

The Courtyard Theatre, formerly The Other Place Earlier in the week I wrote about some of the projects in Stratford-upon-Avon timed for completion at the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in April 2016. The Royal Shakespeare Company and Birmingham...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 13 Feb 2015

Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon in World War 1

Stratford’s War Memorial In Stratford, as in towns all over the UK, events are being held marking the beginning of the First World War. At Hall’s Croft, close to the peaceful garden containing the town’s War Memorial, a small exhibition...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Jul 2014

Remembering Buzz Goodbody at The Other Place

The Other Place at the Courtyard Theatre This week the Royal Shakespeare Company has been celebrating the opening of what is being called The Other Place at the Courtyard Theatre, a temporary re-imagining of the studio theatre which was once called “the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Jun 2014

Two Understated Productions of Richard II

The first time I saw Richard II was the RSC production in 2000 at The Other Place in Stratford, directed by Stephen Pimlott with Sam West in the title role and David Troughton as Bolingbroke. It was an intimate show with a minimalist white set and very...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 5 Mar 2014

Erica Whyman and Buzz Goodbody: championing The Other Place

The first Other Place, 1978 Back in July 2012 I wondered what the impact of having a young woman, Erica Whyman, as Deputy Artistic Director would be on the RSC.  Earlier this week I got the chance to find out when Erica spoke to the Stratford Shakespeare...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 17 Jan 2014

Announcing the future of the RSC: David Tennant, Hilary Mantel and costume

Wednesday morning was an important one for Shakespeare-lovers, with the new team at the RSC, Artistic Director Gregory Doran, Deputy Artistic Director Nicola Whyman and Executive Director Catherine Mallyon setting out their plans. There’s a link...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Jan 2013

Notes on Post Tags Search

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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.