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Published:August 22nd, 2011 09:57 EST
Judyth Piazza interviews Dr. Batya Casper, Author of Israela

Judyth Piazza interviews Dr. Batya Casper, Author of Israela

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Dr. Batya Casper is a director and teacher of theater, trained to manipulate conflict for dramatic effect. "What a glib endeavor compared to the blood and tears of real life," she says. Casper has lived in Israel intermittently since early childhood. She has watched friends and family struggle, question, sacrifice their children.

She has lived in numerous countries, including England, Scotland, South Africa, Israel and the United States, and brings a worldly perspective to her writings. Batya is a director and actress. She also teaches theater. She directed several plays in Israel, including Chekhov`s The Cherry Orchard and Athol Fugard`s Playground, both mentioned in her new book. She earned a BA in English literature summa cum laude, and has a Masters and a Ph.D. in theater Arts from UCLA

Batya moved to Israel in 1956 " just eight years after the State of Israel was formed. She has lived there intermittently since early childhood. Batya taught Hebrew literature and biblical studies at an adult education center in St. Louis and she taught Hebrew to adults in Boston. She also worked as an Assistant to the Cultural Attache of Israel in Boston, as the coordinator of educational programs for exchange students between U.S. and Israel.

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