David Schalkwyk

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(1954-) Academic and lecturer. Born in Springs, Schalkwyk matriculated from St Andrew's School Bloemfontein in 1971 and attended Stellenbosch University where he majored in English and philosophy. He left with an MA in 1980. He also has an honours degree in philosophy from UNISA and MA and DPhil degrees from the University of York in England. He taught at Stellenbosch and the Rand Afrikaans University before joining the English department at UCT in 1988, which he headed from 2000 to 2003. Since 2004 Professor of English and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Cape Town. His books include Co-editor of Modern Stage Directions (with Stephen Gray), a collection of plays published by Maskew Miller in 1984, a translation of Karel Schoeman's novel 'n Ander Land, titled Another Country (1991), Speech and Performance in Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Plays (2002), and Literature and the Touch of the Real (2004). He is currently working on a book-length study of love and service in Shakespeare. World renowned Shakespeare scholar, received an A-rating as researcher from the NRF in 2008.

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