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Michael Taub

Lecturer of Jewish Studies

Michael Taub, the author of many works on Jewish studies and a translator of Israeli drama into English, immigrated to Israel from Romania in 1962. While in Israel, he followed closely the development of the native drama. He then continued his studies in the United States, where he completed his master’s and doctorate in comparative literature/drama at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He began teaching at Purchase College in 1998, and has also held positions at the University of Haifa, Hofstra University, Binghamton University/Cornell, Vassar, New York University, and Rutgers.


selected books

Modern Israel Drama in Translation, Edited, introduced, partial translation, Heinemann Press. Fall 1992.

Modern Israeli Drama, Special Issue of Modern International Drama, Editor, Fall 1993.

Israeli Holocaust Drama, Edited, introduced, partial translation. Syracuse U. Press. Fall 1995.

Contemporary Jewish-American Novelists: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook. Coed. Joel Shatzky, Greenwood Press. 1997.

Contemporary Jewish-American Dramatists and Poets: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook. Coed. Joel Shatzky, Greenwood Press. 1999.

An Anthology of Israeli Drama for the New Millennium (Studies in Theater Arts series, Book 28), Ed., Edwin Mellen Press, 2004.

The Jewish Experience on Film, Edwin Mellen Press, 2005.

Book/Play Format

Ilan Hatzor, Masked. (Taub, Tr.) Samuel French Publ. 2009.