Shylock and Caliban Speak
David Peimer, Robert Gordon, NobuLali Dangazele, Kyle Darroch
Chair: Robert Gordon NobuLali Dangazele Kyle Darroch
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Playwrights Robert Gordon and David Peimer present their new play. Shakespeare’s ‘outsiders’ Shylock and Caliban talk back to the societies that have persecuted them over centuries. Their stories speak urgently. Who is a citizen? Who an ‘alien’? As recurring forces of racism and nationalism frame cultural identity, where do Shylock and Caliban belong? With original African and Jewish music, the play promises a surprising new approa to The Merchant of Venice and The Tempest as the characters speak to our times.
This 50-minute play will be followed by a Q & A with Gordon, Peimer and guests.
Sponsored by Baginsky Cohen.
David Peimer is a playwright, librettist and director. He has won many awards (including the Soros Open Society Award, Goethe Inst Award, South African National Playwriting, and others), directed over 40 plays in the EU, South Africa, New York, UK, and for the Pinter Centre. He is also a Professor of Theatre (UK) and was at New York University (Prague campus). Born in South Africa, he graduated from Columbia University on a Fulbright Scholarship. His most recent book of plays Armed Response; Plays from South Africa was published in 2009. Recently, Dame Janet Suzman read his adaptation of Elie Wiesel’s Night in London. He was also the first English speaking director in Vaclav Havel’s Prague theatre, has staged work in the EU Parliament (Culture Department) and at the Prague Quadrennial. He is currently endorsed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation on a new project.Robert Gordon
Robert Gordon is Professor of Theatre and Director of the Pinter Centre for Performance and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London where in 2003 he introduced the first British MA in Musical Theatre for producers and writers. With David Peimer, he has been working on Decolonising Shakespeare, a practice research project, of which this piece forms a part.NobuLali Dangazele
NobuLali Dangazele is completing her PhD at Warwick University. She was born in South Africa where she formed a social enterprise called ShakeXperience? which offers award winnning theatre productions . NobuLali, has been awarded numerous scholarships, including the Mandela Rhodes Scholarship, Abe Baily Travel Bursary.Kyle Darroch
Kyle Darroch graduated with a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2011. On graduating he devised a theatre piece based on Animal Farm and in 2013 read Modern European Philosophy at the Centre for Research on Modern European Philosophy, graduating with a Distinction. He is now pursuing a career as an actor.