Glendyr Sacks was born in South Africa, where she did her B.A. Hons. in English and Drama at the university of Cape Town. She then completed a post-graduate Performer Diploma at the University of Cape Town.After editing the founding volumes of *Speak*, South Africa's first National Theatre Arts Journal, she left South Africa in 1978 for England, where she did an M.A. in African Theatre and Directing at University of Leeds, writing a dissertation on the work of Wole Soyinka. From 1979 until 1992, she was Lecturer in the Drama Department at the University of Exeter. She has been Visiting Lecturer at Humboldt State University, at The University of Warwick, and at Ewha University (Republic of Korea). She has co-edited the journal Studies in Theatre Production, has been involved in Trade Union activities, Equal Opportunities, Anti-Apartheid, and has made theatre for these campaigns. She is the co-editor, with Peter Thomson, of The Cambridge Companion to Brecht, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994). Emigrating to Israel in 1995, she has joined the Department of Theatre, University of Haifa, in 1996 where, on top of her teaching and directing she serves also as an associate editor of JTD: Journal of Theatre and Drama, published by the department. At the University of Haifa she has directed Fear and Misery in the Third Reich.
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