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Professor David Peimer

About Professor David Peimer

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David Peimer is a professor of theatre and performance studies in the UK. He has taught at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and New York University (Global Division), and was a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University. Born in South Africa, David has won numerous awards for playwriting and directing. He has written eleven plays and directed forty in places like South Africa, New York, Brussels, London, Berlin, Zulu Kingdom, Athens, and more. His writing has been published widely and he is the editor of Armed Response: Plays from South Africa (2009) and the interactive digital book Theatre in the Camps (2012). He is on the board of the Pinter Centre in London.

David’s lectures (184)

6 January
The Great Gatsby: Capturing an Age: Long Gone or Echo Today?
13 January
Chaplin, Part 1: Global Icon, Comic Genius, Outsider
20 January
Chaplin, Part 2: Global Icon, Comic Genius, Outsider
27 January
Hollywood and History: Portrayals of Pearl Harbor
3 February
The Beat Generation: Brando, Dean, Kerouac
10 February
Arthur Miller’s "The Crucible"
17 February
Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire: The Film, the Play
24 February
The Poetry of Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti
2 March
Kubrick's Satirical Masterpiece: Dr Strangelove
9 March
The Unravelling of the American Myth: The Theatre of Shepard, Mamet, Albee
16 March
The Films of Kubrick and Tarantino: ''Pulp Fiction,'' Magnificent Myths, Daring Dreams, and Capturing a Culture
24 March
Purim Debate: What is the Key to Jewish Survival?
30 March
How Empires Fascinate and Fade
6 April
The History of Propaganda and the Arts
9 April
The Image of Cleopatra, Caesar and Mark Antony in Film and Theatre
13 April
The Colosseum of Ancient Rome: Much More than Bread and Circuses?
20 April
Portrayals of Jewish Resistance in Film: "Ben-Hur," "Masada," "Bar Kochba"
27 April
Jerusalem in Poetry and Myth
4 May
Image of the Arab in Shakespeare
11 May
Great South African Jazz: Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Vusi Mahlasela
12 May
The Brilliant Wit of Trevor Noah
16 May
A Discussion of Dame Janet Suzman’s Work at The Royal Shakespeare Company and South African Productions of Shakespeare
26 May
The Theatre of William Kentridge
1 June
Dark Humour in the South African Theatre of Reza de Wet and Athol Fugard
6 June
D-Day Representations in Film
8 June
Khartoum: The Film: Colonsiation and its Contradictions