Josifovski, Josif (1927-2001), an actor who was for many years holder of the main repertory of the Bitola National Theatre, recognizable by his noticeable figure with strong baritone voice, lively and cheerful character, infusing with passion all the characters he acted on the Lure of the Footlights.
He was born in 1927 in Veles. In 1960 he became part of the Bitola National Theatre Assembly. He was one of the leading actors of Bitola Assembly and he was the holder of the repertory for a very long time. With his luxurious and eruptive talent he acted many headline and leading roles. The ability for transformation from character to character, together with the seriousness and purity in his approach, he achieved the highest advancements in the creation of the characters such as: Claudie in "Hamlet" W.Shakespeare (1966 and 1989), Francine in "Outlaws" by F. Shel-ler (1967), Jag in "Othello" by W.Shakespeare (1970), Sadi in "Dundo Maroe" by M. Drzik (1972), Erotie in "Suspicious person" by B. Nusik (1978), and The emperor in "Underground Republic" by Jordan Plevnes (1991). He also acted in "the Professional" by D. Ko-vacevik (1990), duoplays "A party of rummy" by Din Le Cobra (1986) and "Vienna Tango" by P.Turini (1987) and many others.
In the films "Before the rain" and "Dust", his acting showed an incredible and exceptional talent and potentials. He is a recipient of Vojdan Cernodrinski - award for life achievement.
DISTINGUISHED PEOPLE FOR BITOLA
authors: Lence Andonovska, Naume Gorgievski, Blagoj Nikolov, Trajko Ognenovski, Gordana Pesevska, Aneta Stefanovska, Svetlana Taleska ; translation in english Vesna Milevska.
NIUL "St. Clement Ohridski": Municipality of Bitola