Dr Paul Kauffman is a writer, administrator and polymath.
He was leading actor in Shakespearean and classical tragedies at school and university since the age of 16. He studied five European languages at school and five Asian languages at university. He gained a doctoral scholarship to Cambridge University at age 22. He has written four non-fiction books, three novels and published some 30 articles, including seven on psychiatry. In 2017 he established Australian Players ACT to provide paid work to talented Australian actors and directors. He is writing five plays about outstanding women. His plays are accompanied by academic articles and e-books with numerous coloured illustrations and portraits. He established www.lifeofshakespeare.com website with other eminent scholars.
For many years he worked with Australian Indigenous peoples helping them gain land rights, native title, and establish housing, health and educational programs. He has also been a visiting professor at Cambridge, University of British Columbia, UQAM Montreal, Konstanz University Germany and the OECD in Paris. He met his wife Jan when 18 in Venice. They married and 12 months later had twin daughters and a son 15 months thereafter, blessed with children even more quickly than William and Anne Shakespeare.
Plays Emilia and Wil; Princess Phaedra; Lou Andreas Salome.
Music and songs by David Pereira, scripts by Paul Kauffman
Madness and effective assistance: essential guide for Federal politicians and carers. Recommended for family doctors, health personnel and carers who are on the front line of treating sufferers of mental illness and hearing their stories.
This short book is an amazing new study of Shakespeare’s complex inner life, drawing on his sonnets, plays and personal history. The book also studies the poetry, prose and sexual conquests of the highly educated, multilingual and musical Emilia Bassano-Lanier who was mistress of Shakespeare’s patron and Shakespeare’s most probable muse.