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The Theatrical Critic as Cultural Agent
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Yael Zarhy-Levo has placed theatre criticism and reviewing at the forefront of the historic construction of performance. Often discounted in favor of text-based approaches, Dr. Zarhy-Levo's study firmly establishes how individual playwrights - and the whole 'school' of the Absurd - owes its success not to its (evident) literary merit, but to its critical reception by the handful of scholars and reviewers who named, defined, validated, and created consensus about its aesthetic and cultural value. In the process of reconstructing the history of 'Theatre of the Absurd', Dr. Zarhy-Levo demonstrates an important historiographical shift in how critical consensus in theatre studies is constructed. (Rosemarie K. Bank, Professor of Theatre, Kent State University)
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The Author: Yael Zarhy-Levo teaches literature and theatre history in the Department of Poetics and Comparative Literature at Tel-Aviv University. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from The School of Cultural Studies at Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Zarhy-Levo investigates contemporary British theatre and critical dynamics. Her articles have appeared in professional journals such as Poetics and Theatre History Studies.