Assistant Professor, Theatre & Film Studies
Phone: 905-525-9140, ext. 27662
Peter Cockett is Assistant Professor in the Theatre and Film Studies Programme at McMaster University’s School of the Arts. Recently, he was the stage director for the Shakespeare and the Queen’s Men project, directing King Lear, Famous Victories of Henry V and Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, in addition to the project’s initial workshop performance an Experiment in Elizabethan Comedy (Jan 2006). In 2006, he also directed his own adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth for the Toronto Fringe Festival, entitled Macbeth’s Kitchen. For the PLS, the University of Toronto’s Medieval and Renaissance Players, he has directed the Digby Mary Magdalene (2003) and the double bill of George Peele’s The Old Wives Tale and the Chester Antichrist (2004). Peter is also a professional actor. Most recent credits include The Memory of Water (Tarragon Theatre/Elgin Winter Garden), episodes of The Border and Murdoch Mysteries (CBC) Write and Wrong (Lifetime) Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (Lifetime), Riding the Bus with my Sister (Hallmark), and Head in the Clouds (Directed by John Duigan).