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Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare 2002 Update
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1497  Thursday, 6 June 2002

From:           Jennifer Ailles <
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Date:           Wednesday, 05 Jun 2002 13:41:08 -0400
Subject:        Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare 2002 Update

**Apologies For Cross-Posting**

Dear List Members:

The first year of research on the extended research project "Canadian
Adaptations of Shakespeare," directed by Professor Daniel Fischlin
(University of Guelph) and funded by an Ontario Premier's Research
Excellence Award, has now been completed!

To mark our first anniversary, we are publishing the initial working
bibliography of approximately **160** Canadian theatrical adaptations of
Shakespeare, found so far, in the forthcoming volume of "Canadian
Theatre Review (CTR)." The issue of "CTR" (111 Summer 2002) is due out
mid-July and is wholly devoted to adaptations of Shakespeare in Canada.
We would like to thank all those who sent in suggestions or forwarded
our request to other helpful individuals.  We would particularly like to
thank the various playwrights who contacted us directly regarding their
own adaptive works.

As our search for new Shakespearean adaptations continues, I'd like to
take this opportunity to repost our original request and to invite all
of you to continue submitting suggestions and new leads.

                      *  *   *   *   *

I am currently helping to compile a bibliographic archive of Canadian
theatrical adaptations of Shakespeare.  In particular, we are looking
for information, especially production details, regarding any and all
plays based on Shakespeare's works that have been written and/or adapted
by Canadians.

Our working definition of "adaptation" is broad and includes any usage
or alteration of a Shakespearean work--including stagings, performances,
and any form of reference or revision of Shakespearean source
materials.  Similarly, our working definition of "Canadian" is also
broad and meant to be more inclusive than not.

If you or your theatre company have written, adapted, directed, and/or
produced any works that you feel would qualify as Canadian adaptations
of Shakespeare please contact me.

Moreover, if you know someone else who may be able to help with this
request, please do not hesitate to forward this email to them.

Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Ailles
Project Manager and Research Associate

Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare
(Project directed by Professor Daniel Fischlin, University of Guelph;
funded
by the Premier's Research Excellence Award, Province of Ontario)

Project Office:
Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare
School of Literatures and Performance Studies in English
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 2W1
Canada

Email:  
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Phone:  1-519-824-4120 x3230
Fax:    1-519-766-0844

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