A week after the National Theatre’s flailing attempt to turn the story of Saint George into a state of the nation play, Guildford Shakespeare Company embraces another British legend in Caroline Devlin's version of The Legend of King Arthur. Devlin sticks firmly – if not slavishly – to a mix of Malory, Lord Tennyson and Geoffrey of Monmouth to build her story, while throwing in touches of Horrible Histories and pantomime.
The rituals of a wedding are prime fodder for a farce. The heightened emotions surrounding the event have been a huge source of humour since Plautus and even today, reality television programmes such as Don't Tell the Bride manage to exploit nuptials for comic effect. The international success of Robin Hawdon's Perfect Wedding is perhaps testament to the universality of the play’s comic themes and this slick production directed by Ron Aldridge features a selection of seasoned comedy actors.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the earliest piece of literature known to man, dating back to the Third Dynasty of Ur in Mesopotamia. The stories were originally written on stone tablets but despite their antiquity, the themes and characters resonate quite strongly. Writer Piers Beckley artfully condenses the source material to create a lively story that plays out in a mix of poetry, prose and song.
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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".