Yehoshua Bertonov

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Yehoshua Bertonov (Hebrew: יהושע ברטונוב‎, 1879–1971), was an Israeli stage actor.

Biography[edit]

Bertonov was born in 1879 in Lithuania, then part of the Russian Empire, and acted in the theatre in Vilna (Vilnius) from 1902 to 1911. He established a Jewish amateur theatre group that performed in the Sholem Aleichem theatre in Moscow. He was also one of the founders of the Habima Theatre in Moscow in 1918, and was a director of the first play performed in that theatre.

He emigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1928, together with the Habimah Theatre.

Awards and honours[edit]

  • In 1959, Bertonov was awarded the Israel Prize, in theatre.[1]
  • The Bertonov Hall at the Habima Theatre is named after him.

Family[edit]

Bertonov's daughter is the Israel Prize winning dancer and choreographer, Devorah Bertonov,[2] and his son was the actor and announcer, Solomon Bertonov.

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