The Shakespeare–Made in Canada Virtual Exhibit is a media-rich online version of the Shakespeare–Made in Canada exhibition hosted by the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre from January to June 2007 based on research conducted by the Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project (CASP) at the University of Guelph created by Dr. Daniel Fischlin. The SMIC Virtual Exhibit offers an in-depth exploration of contemporary Canadian adaptations in theatre, pop media, and visual arts, through a diverse collection of visual media. The Shakespeare–Made in Canada exhibit brought together, for the first time, hundreds of rare artifacts, including the Canadian-owned Sanders portrait, contemporary Canadian theatre designs, Shakespeare in French Canada, First Nations/Aboriginal adaptations of Shakespeare, new Canadian portraiture, a Shakespeare Learning Commons for youth, as well as archival materials from the Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project, the L.W. Conolly Theatre Archives (University of Guelph), and the Stratford Festival of Canada. Thanks to the generous support of the President’s Office and the Dean of Arts, the SMIC Virtual Exhibit provides a permanent online record of the first exhibit to document in detail the Shakespeare effect in Canada. We invite you to explore this intuitive virtual environment. Enjoy!
in memoriam, William Hutt