|Born||Марк Яковлевич Вайль
January 25, 1952
Tashkent, Soviet Union
|Died||September 7, 2007
Cause of death
|Known for||Founder of Ilkhom Theatre|
Mark Yakovlevich Weil (Russian: Марк Яковлевич Вайль) (January 25, 1952 – September 7, 2007) was a Soviet and Uzbekistani theatre director, and founder and art director of the Ilkhom Theatre in Tashkent. His parents, Ukrainian Jews, had arrived in Uzbekistan in the late 1930s. His father was a soldier, and his mother had studied at the Theatre Institute, Kiev.
His last production was the Greek tragedy The Oresteia; he was murdered the day before it was scheduled to open, and the actors went ahead because the show must go on. He was stabbed to death in the entrance lobby to his block of flats in Tashkent. He was reportedly attacked by two unknown males, who hit him on the head with a bottle and stabbed him in the abdomen. The murderers escaped after the attack.
"Obituary: Mark Weil". London: The Times. 2007-09-22. Retrieved 2007-09-22.
- "Crossing Continents: Uzbekistan". BBC News. April 1, 2008. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
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