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Your search for posts with tags containing Modern Stage found 10 posts

Women Beware Women Masterclass with Penelope Wilton

In 2013, Penelope Wilton, in one of the series of masterclasses she regularly conducts in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, conducted a rehearsal of Act 2 Scene 1 of Thomas Middleton’s Women Beware Women. In 2006 she had played the...
From: Early Modern Theatre on 9 Jan 2017

Performing Jonson – Sejanus

Finally, there was time to begin exploring the performance challenges and demands of Sejanus. The workshops were supported by a Culture and Communications Research Priming award from the University of York. Back: Watch the Volpone workshop....
From: Early Modern Theatre on 11 Oct 2016

Performing Jonson – Every Man In His Humour

In the second workshop, Henry Goodman and Professor Michael Cordner explored the performance challenges and demands of Every Man In His Humour, in which Henry played the role of Kitely in John Caird’s 1986 production with the Royal Shakespeare...
From: Early Modern Theatre on 11 Oct 2016

Performing Jonson – Volpone

In the first workshop,  Henry Goodman and Professor Michael Cordner explored the performance challenges and demands of  Volpone, which Henry played for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Trevor Nunn’s production at the Swan...
From: Early Modern Theatre on 11 Oct 2016

Performing Jonson for the 21st Century

In July we were joined by Olivier-award winning actor Henry Goodman to begin to explore performing Jonson’s First Folio. Goodman, who has played the titular role in Volpone and Kitely in Every Man in His Humour, worked with Mike Cordner on speeches...
From: Early Modern Theatre on 12 Sep 2016

Film: The Provoked Wife

The Provoked Wife by John Vanbrugh, 20-22 June 2014. Directed by Mike Cordner and Tom Cantrell with Connor Abbott. The production was filmed by our Film and Television Production colleagues on Friday 20 June 2014. The production was made possible by a...
From: Early Modern Theatre on 25 Aug 2016

Film: Hyde Park Live Encore

Hyde Park by James Shirley, 9-11 June 2016. Directed by Mike Cordner with Ollie Jones. The production was filmed by our Film and Television Production colleagues on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June 2016. It was broadcast live to YouTube on Friday 10 June....
From: Early Modern Theatre on 25 Aug 2016

Film: A Mad World, My Masters!

A Mad World, My Masters! by Thomas Middleton, 23-25 June 2011. Directed by Mike Cordner with Mark Smith and Tom Cantrell. The production was filmed by our Film and Television Production colleagues on Friday 23 June 2011. The production was made possible...
From: Early Modern Theatre on 25 Aug 2016

Film: The Dutch Courtesan

The Dutch Courtesan by John Marston, 20-22 June 2013. Directed by Mike Cordner. The production was filmed by our Film and Television Production colleagues on Friday 21 June 2013. The production was made possible by a generous endowment from the Sylvia...
From: Early Modern Theatre on 25 Aug 2016

Oliver Ford Davies: Performing Jacobean Verse

This post by Mike Cordner originally appeared on The Dutch Courtesan project website. We interviewed Oliver Ford Davis in 2013. The Olivier Award-winning actor Oliver Ford Davies is a Professional Associate of the Department of Theatre, Film and Television...
From: Early Modern Theatre on 25 Aug 2016

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://commons.earlymodernweb.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

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

http://commons.earlymodernweb.org/searchcat?s=london

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

http://commons.earlymodernweb.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.