Robert Gordon

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Robert Gordon (19**-). Actor, playwright and director, drama teacher.


He is Professor of Drama and Director of the Pinter Centre for Research in Writing and Performance at Goldsmiths in London (2017).


Studied drama at the University of Natal, Department of Speech and Drama.


Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Played “Bottom” in A Midsummer Night's Dream, “Harold Gorringe” in Black Comedy and at the Arena Theatre in Subject to Fits.

His research in the field of South African theatre began in 1985 with his play about South African women under apartheid, Red Earth, for Magna Carta and has continued to the present, with a chapter, ‘Iago and the swart gevaar: the pleasures and problems of a (post)colonial Othello’ for The Spread of Shakespeare (forthcoming 2009), an international research project on Shakespeare in the former colonies and Under My Skin, a screenplay about the end of apartheid commissioned for production by Blindid. His years of research on South African theatre and as performer, director and scholar of Harold Pinter’s work motivate Gordon’s most recent research collaboration as Director of the Pinter Centre.

Awards, etc


SACD 1974.

Goldsmiths, University of London web page [1].

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