Ruthie Abeliovich is a theatre historian based in the University of Haifa, Israel. She is the author of Possessed Voices: Aural Remains from Modernist Hebrew Theatre (SUNY Press, 2019), and co-editor of A Stage of Their Own: 7 American Feminist Plays (Hebrew), and co-editor of Borderlines: Essays on Maps and The Logic of Place (De Gruyter, 2019). Her articles have appeared in the journals TDR, Journal of Classical Sociology, Theatre Research International, Theatre Journal, and Performance Research. Her new research project ‘Yiddish Popular Theatre 1880-1920: Performance as knowledge,’ recently received funding (2021-2025), from the European Research Council (ERC). ruthieabeliovic.com
Abeliovich Ruthie. 2019. Possessed Voices: Aural Remains from Modernist Hebrew Theatre (SUNY Press series in Contemporary Jewish Literature and Culture).
Hellman Jacob. 2020. Review of Possessed Voices: Aural Remains from Modernist Hebrew Theater, by Ruthie Abeliovich. Journal of Jewish Identities, vol. 13.2:253-254.
Abeliovich Ruthie and Edwin Seroussi (Eds.). 2019. Borderlines: Essays on Mapping and The Logic of Place (Warsaw: De Gruyter Press).
Abeliovich Ruthie, Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, and Linda Ben-Zvi (Eds.). 2015. A Stage of Their Own: Seven American Feminist Plays (Tel Aviv University press: Assaph). (Hebrew).
Abeliovich Ruthie. “The Dybbuk Before The Dybbuk: A Bastard History.” The Dybbuk Century: The Jewish Play That Possessed The World. Eds. Debra Caplan and Rachel Merrill Moss (under contract with University of Michigan Press, forthcoming 2021).
Abeliovich Ruthie. 2019. “Archived Voices: Attempting to Listen to the Theatrical Past.” The Methuen Drama Handbook to Theatre History and Historiography. Eds. Joanna Robinson and Claire Cochrane. (London and New York: Bloomsbury Press).
Abeliovich Ruthie. 2019. “Vocalic Borderlines and Theatrical Soundscapes: a Study of a Lamentation Recording from Habima’s Performance The Eternal Jew”. Borderlines: Essays on Mapping and The Logic of Place (Warsaw: De Gruyter Press).
Abeliovich Ruthie. 2017 “The voice of The Nation’s Mother: Hanna Rovina as An Acoustic Icon.” Habima: New Studies on National Theatre. Eds. Gad Kaynar, Dorit Yerushalmi and Shelly Zer-Zion (Tel Aviv: Resling). (Hebrew).
Abeliovich Ruthie and T. Sofie Taubert. 2020. “Dossier–Theatrical Vestiges: Material Remains and Theatre Historiography: Introduction.” Theatre Research International 45.3:297-302.
Abeliovich Ruthie. 2020. “Work and Play: Rolf Hochhuth’s The Representative in Tel Aviv (1964).” Theatre Research International 45.3: 326-331.
Abeliovich Ruthie. 2018. “Reconsidering Arnold Van Gennep’s Les Rites de Passage: A ‘Performance Studies’ Perspective.” Journal of Classical Sociology 18.4: 283-298.
Abeliovich Ruthie. 2016. “Choreographing Violence in Archive, by Arkadi Zaides.” The Drama Review T229: 65-70.
Abeliovich Ruthie. 2015. “Voice, Identity, Presence: Stammering as an Aural Image in Victoria Hanna’s Performance Signals.”Theatre Journal 67.1: 43-61.
Abeliovich Ruthie. 2014. “The Occupying Spectator: Audio-Spatial Ruptures in Performative Representation of Israeli-Palestinian Encounters.” Performance Research 19.6: 54-63.
Abeliovich Ruthie. 2013. “In Search of the Author’s Voice: ‘The Strindberg Project’, a Performance by the Cullberg Ballet.” European Stages 1.1: 101-105.
Abeliovich Ruthie. 2009. “Envoicing the Future: Victoria Hanna’s Exterior Voice.” Theatre Research International, 34:159-165.
Yankowitz, Susan. “Night Sky”. In A Stage of Their Own: Seven American Feminist Plays. Eds. Abeliovich Ruthie, Linda Ben-Zvi, and Sharon Aronson-Lehavi. Tel Aviv University press: Assaph, 2015. (Hebrew)