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Peter has done various translations from English into Dutch and vice versa. This included speeches and brochures for the Burns Foundation and, more recently, translations of English plays. This is where his involvement and experience with cabaret and lyrics were an asset. In a play it is not primarily the correct translation of a sentence that matters, but recreating the feeling, the atmosphere of the original scene. This often requires letting go of the English altogether and choosing an approach that does justice to both the original scene and the translated one.

In 1997, Andrew Neiderman's novel 'The Devil's Advocate' was turned into a successful film, featuring Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves. In 2015 Julian Woolford adapted the novel for the theatre. The Dutch version saw its opening night in november 2015 in the Stadsshouwbutrg Haarlem and subsequently toured the Netherlands. The Dutch play was directed by Ursul de Geer and featured well-known actors like Waldemar Torenstra and Victor Lw.

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Levenslang theater

'Levenslang Theater', the Dutch translation of David Mamet's play 'Life in the Theatre', toured the theatres in 2013, featuring Eric Schneider and his son, Beau Schneider. It was the first time father and son played together. 'Levenslang Theater' was directed by Wannie de Wijn.