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“Shakespeare’s Spirituality – the works and the man”

MEDIA RELEASE: St Andrew’s Trust for the Study of Religion and Society

1 Mayl 2012

David Lawrence, director and lecturer at Victoria University od Wellington, is to engage in a Spirited Conversation on “Shakespeare’s Spirituality – the works and the man”.

This conversation will be held at the Thistle Inn (upstairs room), 3 Mulgrave Street, Wellington on Monday 7 May 2012 from 7pm.

In this conversation, Lawrence will offer insights into the spirituality of one of history’s most famous writers, William Shakespeare.


David Lawrence has worked as a director, actor, musician, stage manager, lighting and sound designer and operator, production manager and dramaturg in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Melbourne, Edinburgh and London.

He has worked at BATS Theatre, Circa, the Fortune, the Court, Centrepoint, Downstage, the Basement, the Silo and for Taki Rua Productions.

David graduated from Victoria University with a BA in Theatre & Film in 1996, a First Class Honours degree in Theatre in 2001 and a Master of Arts (with distinction) in 2003.

He has taught at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School, on the Acting and Musical Theatre courses at the Wellington Performing Arts Centre, at the National Youth Drama School and the Sheilah Winn Schools Shakespeare Festival and was a lecturer on Early Modern Drama in the Theatre and English programmes at Victoria University in 2010 and 2011.

He won the Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Director of the Year in 2005.

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