Julia Pascal is a Jewish playwright and director. Originally an actor and journalist, Pascal turned to playwriting and became the first woman director at the National Theatre (South Bank).
Pascal's works encompass stories of marginalized voices and identities. Several of her plays are adaptations or retellings of other popular works, such as The Yiddish Queen Lear or The Dybbuk. Her subjects center around Jewish identity, whether in myth or history. Pascal's The Holocaust Trilogy (Theresa, A Dead Woman on a Holiday, and The Dybbuk) share the perspectives of Jewish people on the German occupation and Nuremberg Trials.
In addition to her prolific playwriting career, Pascal writes for television and continues to contribute to journalism, published in periodicals like The Guardian and The Times. She has also taught and researched at universities such as King's College London and St. Lawrence University.
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