Yair Lipshitz is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Theatre Arts in Tel Aviv University.
Yair's main field of research is the various intersections between Theatre, Performance and Jewish culture.
Other fields of interest include Performance and Religion, early modern theatre and drama, and concepts of theatricality and playfulness.
His book, "The Holy Tongue, Comedy's Version: Intertextual Dramas on the Stage of 'A Comedy of Betrothal'," was published (in Hebrew) by Bar-Ilan University Press, as part of the “Interpretation and Culture” series.
His next book, "Embodied Tradition: Essays on Jewish Theatre" is forthcoming in Hebrew by Ben Gurion University Press.
He has also published several papers dealing with Jewish-Italian theatre in the Renaissance; ritual objects in modern Jewish theatre; Dybbuks and Golems; the drama of Tony Kushner, Hanoch Levin, and Shmuel Hasfari; and the body in Rabbinic literature.