Dr. Eli Rozik (b. 1932) is professor emeritus of theatre studies, and former head of the Department of Theatre Studies and Dean of the Faculty of the Arts at Tel Aviv University. He specializes in theatre theory, particularly in non-verbal communication in performance analysis; and has published numerous articles in international leading journals in Europe and the USA, and inter alia The Language of Theatre (1992), The Roots of Theatre - Rethinking Ritual and Other Theories of Origin (2002), Generating Theatre Meaning - A Theory and Methodology of Performance Analysis (2008), Metaphoric Thinking - A Study of Nonverbal Metaphor in the Arts and its Archaic Roots (2008), Fictional Thinking - A Poetics and Rhetoric of Fictional Creativity in Theatre (2009), and The Fictional Arts - An Inter-art Journey from Theatre to the Arts (forthcoming, 2011).

Email: rozik@post.tau.ac.il