CanadianShakespeares.ca

Canadian Shakespeares NewsClient

The University of Guelph is one of the leading locations of research about William Shakespeare! CanadianShakespeares.ca is an online resource that chronicles how Shakespeare's plays have been adapted and transformed in a Canadian context. The website was developed by the University of Guelph's Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project (CASP), founded and directed by Dr. Daniel Fischlin (School of English and Theatre Studies, University Research Chair). CASP is an integrated virtual learning, teaching, and research commons devoted to the study of Shakespeare in Canada. The website houses an extensive and growing digital archive of  productions and other materials that date from pre-Confederation times to the present, along with many other materials that generally relate to Shakespeare.

Client goals

The Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project (CASP) approached Northern Village to add a news section and an RSS feed to an already existing website. The project was seeking a way to post all CASP-related news on a timely basis. A secondary news feed was to also carry and continuously update general global news resulting from search terms such as 'Canada', 'Canadian', and 'Shakespeare'.

Implementation

Northern Village facilitated the launch of the RSS feed by providing design and advice to the CASP. The news is powered by WordPress, and a secondary news feed streams up-to-date news from a custom Google search. The feeds into the website from both WordPress and the Google search are via FeedBurner. The design for the news site was tailored to fit in with the rest of CanadianShakespeares.ca.