The wealth of Pride and Prejudice fanfic is something to behold. Arguably the most mainstream of all fandoms, there are novels, films, and plays such as Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. It helps that the source material is public domain. It also helps that the original story is at once complete and so ripe for sequel potential. It's great that three of the five sisters get married, but what then, Jane Austen?
Of all of Shakespeare's comedies, Much Ado About Nothing may be the one that most easily accommodates the rom-com treatment. It has an admittedly silly pretext. The two leads hate each other at first, but there's always that sexual tension lurking just under the surface. Even the most powerful people in the room are obsessed with making sure that everybody falls in love. For those keeping track at home, it's also mostly in prose rather than verse.
Man. You take away most of the traditional performance spaces from a city, and theatre companies wind up making some crazy stuff. Groundswell theatre company is offering the premiere of Lydia Blaisdell's site-specific work Bear Eats Bear, an "immersive audio experience" at a central location which they'll only tell you about once you get a ticket. Discovery is so central to the audience experience that one can only discuss the production in the roughest terms. (Carpool and wear good shoes!)
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".