From January to May 2007, the Shakespeare--Made in Canada festival featured theatrical and musical performances, museum exhibitions, a speaker series, educational programs, and more throughout the Guelph-Wellington region. At the centre of the festival was the MacDonald Stewart Art Centre's exhibition that explored contemporary Canadian adaptations in theatre, pop media and visual arts in a stunning testament to the Shakespeare effect in Canadian culture.
Daniel Fischlin is Professor of English and Theatre Studies and University Research Chair at the University of Guelph. In April 2004 he launched the Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project (CASP) website of which he is Director, the largest Shakespeare site in the world with now upwards of 10,000 pages of information uploaded to it (www.canadianshakespeares.ca). He has won over a quarter-million dollars in funding from SSHRC and has been the only Arts/Humanities recipient of a Premier's Research Excellence Award in the history of the award.