We all know how competitive the theatre profession is. “How many actors does it take to change a light bulb?” I heard a colleague recently joke, “One, and 10 others to say it should have been me!”In the past, one of the biggest challenges actors had to contend with was the long line at the open audition for a production advertised in The Stage. That’s assuming that neither they, nor their agent, had been able to secure a closed audition.
Ask theatre devotees what first sparked their love of the stage, and many will answer that it was a show at their local touring theatre. These venues around the country are vital as entry points for millions into the theatre. It is also vital they remain open and welcoming, so such discoveries continue to be made. In Brexit Britain, theatre is one arena that brings us all together. It can speak out and deal with urgent and relevant issues.
Can lyrics be literature? That was the subject of a platform event that took place during the recent Old Vic run of Girl from the North Country, Connor McPherson’s musical play with music by Nobel Prize in Literature recipient Bob Dylan. Musical lyric writing is possibly the hardest skill in the creative arts. Frequently however, this genre and its writers are not afforded the level of respect they deserve in contrast to playwrights.
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".