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Michael Elliot Rutenberg is a Professor Emeritus of Theatre at Hunter College of the City University of New York, and the author of Edward Albee: Playwright in Protest. He is the former Head of Israel’s National Conservatory of Stage and Cinematic Art — the only American to hold that position.

Dr. Rutenberg received his B.A. degree in Theatre from Brooklyn College, and his M.F.A. and D.F.A. degrees in Directing and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama.


  • Read more about Dr. Rutenberg in the "Biography" tab

  • Read about his version of Oedipus in "Oedipus: of Lucius Annaeus Seneca" tabs

  • See all of his books below in the "Books" section

"Edward Albee: Playwright in Protest"
"Oedipus: of Lucius Annaeus Seneca"
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