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Joshua Sobol was born in Tel Mond in 1939. He studied philosophy in Paris. His first play was performed in 1971 by the Municipal Theatre in Haifa, where Sobol worked from 1984 to 1988 as a playwright and later as assistant artistic director. Between 1983 and 1989 Sobol wrote three related plays: `Ghetto´, `Adam´ and `Underground´ which constitute together `The Ghetto Triptych´.
`Ghetto´ became world famous shortly after its premiere in Haifa in May 1984. The play won the Israeli David´s Harp award for best play. The Israeli opening was followed by Peter Zadek´s much acclaimed German premiere of the play in July of the same year. The play and the production were chosen by THEATER HEUTE as best production and best foreign play of the year. The play has been so far translated into more than 20 languages, and has been performed by leading theatres in more than 25 countries throughout the world.
Since 1995 Sobol cooperated with Viennese director Paulus Manker on a number of projects exploring new forms of the theatrical experience.
Joshua Sobol
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