Professor Avraham Oz was born in Tel Aviv and holds degrees from Tel Aviv University and The University of Btristol. Until 2000 was the Head of the Department of Theatre, the University of Haifa, which he founded in 1994, following the vision of the Late Professor Chaim Shoham. Since 2000, he served as the director of the University Theatre, The University of Haifa, which is affiliated to the Department of Theatre. Between the years 1982-86 oz served as the Head of the Department of Theatre Arts, Tel Aviv University; He is teaching at the University of Haifa, Tel Aviv University, and the Beit Zvi School of Dramatic Art; was a visiting lecturer at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and The University of Delaware; served many years as an associate artistic director at The Cameri Theatre, and dramaturg at the Haifa Municipal Theatre; was a theatre critic for two of the major daily papers in Israel (Lamerhav, and later Ha'aretz) as well as on the Israeli National Radio; was a theatre editor for the Literary magazin Akhshav (1968-1973), and had a weekly show on theatre on theIsraeli National Radio (1968-1971).
In 1984, Oz founded and edited Assaph: Theatre Studies published by Tel Aviv University, and since 1995 he is the editor of JTD: Journal of Theatre and Drama, published by the Department of Theatre, University of Haifa. Among his many publications on early modern drama and political theatre are The Yoke of Love: Prophetic Riddles in "The Merchant of Venice" (Newark, London and Toronto: The University of Delaware Press, 1995), Political Theatre (Hebrew), Dvir/Haifa University Press; and two collections of essays on Shakespeare (edited for The University of Delaware Press) and on Marlowe (edited for Macmillan)
Oz is the general editor of the Hebrew edition of the works of Shakespeare, and his numerous Hebrew translations of plays and operas, commissioned and performed by all major theatre companies in Israel and The New Israeli Opera, and include Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Coriolanus, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, King Lear and Julius Caesar; Brecht's Life of Galileo, The Wedding, Arturo Ui and the opera The Rise ad Fall of the City Mahagonny; The Homecoming, Betrayal, and One for the Road by Pinter; Good by C. P. Taylor; Humperdink's opera Hansel and Gretel; Wild Honey by Chekhov/Frayn; Agamemnon by Aeschylus/Berkoff; Turini's Figaro and many others.
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