MILLO (Pasovsky), JOSEF

MILLO (Pasovsky), JOSEF
MILLO (Pasovsky), JOSEF (1916–1996), Israeli theatrical producer and actor. Born in Prague, Millo was taken to Israel in 1921 but received his theatrical training in Prague and Vienna. On returning to Israel he worked with a marionette troupe (1937–41), acted for two years with the satirical theater "Ha-Matate," and in 1942 founded the Cameri Theater, which he directed until 1959. In 1961 he founded and became director of the Haifa Municipal Theater. Millo inaugurated a naturalistic school of Israel drama and strongly influenced the younger generation of actors and writers. He directed about 100 plays, including works by Bertolt Brecht and Shakespeare, himself playing many leading roles. He was considered to have shown new trends in modern Hebrew drama with N. Shaham's They Will Return Tomorrow and M. Shamir's He Walked Through the Fields. He was also responsible for the film version of the latter (1967). Millo translated into Hebrew Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters and Čapek's The World We Live In. He directed plays at drama festivals in Paris (1956), Venice (1965), and other European cities. In 1968 he was awarded the Israel Prize for theater. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: Ohad, in: Teatron (Heb., June–Aug. 1963), 23–26.

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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