Written by Nathan Clendenin for UNC Health Care
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013
This month's focus is on the ever-popular mode of entertainment enjoyed throughout the centuries: the theater.
Keith Burridge, PhD, a Kenan Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, is also a playwright. His most recent play, The Art of Deception, is based on a true story of a Dutch painter, Han van Meegeren. During World War II van Meegeren sold a forged painting of Vermeer's work to Adolf Hitler's second in command, Hermann Göring. After the war, van Meegeren was accused of being a German collaborator and faced hanging until he admitted the work was a fake. There's more to the story but I'll let you hear it from the mouth of the playwright himself as you watch this month's real doctors, real people.
Archive footage from archive.org. Images of van Meegeren courtesy of www.meegeren.net.