Director, writer and actor Steven Berkoff in conversation with Estela Welldon

Estela Welldon and Steven Berkoff

Photo: James Royall

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Venue: Hampstead Theatre

Date: Sunday 9 November 2008

Playwright, director, actor and author Steven Berkoff talked to forensic psychotherapist Estela Welldon about the craft of acting and his fascination with humanity's darker side, including the villainy of Shakespeare.

Steven Berkoff is a renowned theatre practitioner and writer. His stage plays and adaptations have been performed in many countries and many languages. He has performed his trilogy of solo shows, One Man, Shakespeare's Villains and Requiem for Ground Zero, in venues all over the world. He is also a film actor and director, and has published a variety of books on the theatre such I am Hamlet, Meditations on Metamorphosis and Richard II in New York.

Estela Welldon worked for many years as Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at the Portman Clinic. She is also the Founder and Elected Honorary President for Life of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy. Her publications include Mother, Madonna, Whore: The Idealization and Denigration of Motherhood and Sadomasochism, part of the Ideas in Psychoanalysis series.