Peter Brook

Appreciation: What did Peter Brook and Richard Taruskin have in common? Next to nothing and everything

Director Peter Brook and musicologist Richard Taruskin were transformative figures, and fixtures, in their fields. While alive they were too unalike — separated by age, temperament and activities — to tempt us to connect them in any way. Yet their deaths a day apart at the beginning of July placed their obituaries and appreciations on the same weekend cultural news cycle. Chance, ever the illuminator, brought them together.
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Peter Brook was a theatrical pathfinder and a man of boundless curiosity

In 1979, Peter Brook made a film of Gurdjieff’s book Meetings With Remarkable Men. I was lucky enough to have countless meetings with the remarkable man that was Brook: there were newspaper interviews, radio programmes, public encounters at Manchester’s Royal Exchange and London’s National Film Theatre, private chats at the Bouffes du Nord in Paris. You might have thought that repetition and staleness would set in. But every meeting with Brook was, for me at least, fresh and invigorating.

West End to dim lights in honour of ‘visionary director’ Peter Brook

London’s West End theatres will dim their lights in memory of British theatre and film director Peter Brook who has died aged 97.Brook, who had lived in France since the early 1970s, won many awards including Tonys, Emmys and an Olivier across his seven-decade career in the arts, and directed famous names including Sir Laurence Olivier, Sir John Gielgud and Adrian Lester.As a tribute to him, West End theatres will dim their lights before performances for two minutes at 7pm on Monday, the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has said.According to the French newspaper Le Monde, Brook died in Paris...

Obituary: Legendary Director Peter Brook DIes at 97

On July 2, legendary director Peter Brook died. Born on March 21, 1925 in the Bedford Park area of Chiswick, Brook was educated at Westminster School, Gresham’s School, and Magdalen College, Oxford. Brook became one of the great theater and film directors of his generation particularly known for his...

Peter Brook: British stage directing great dies aged 97

Peter Brook, one of the most creative and controversial stage directors of post-war Britain, has died aged 97. Born in London, his stage productions, starring some of theatre's most distinguished thespians, both enthralled and shocked audiences. His career took in Shakespeare plays, Broadway musicals and cinema, including an adaptation of...

Peter Brook, Tony-Winning Theater Director, Dies at 97

Peter Brook, the British-born director who won Tonys and Emmys but is best known for his theater work ranging from Broadway’s “Marat/Sade” and “Irma La Douce” to experimental productions like “The Mahabarata,” has died. He was 97. Brook’s death was confirmed by his...