Peter Brook

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Peter Brook


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
March 21, 1925

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Peter Brook is a world-renowned theater director, staging innovative productions of the works of famous playwrights. A native of London, he has been based in France since the 1970s.

Peter Brook's parents were immigrant scientists from Russia. A precocious child with a distaste for formal education but a love of learning, Brook performed his own four-hour version of Shakespeare's Hamlet at the age of seven. After spending two years in Switzerland recovering from a glandular infection, Brook became one of the youngest undergraduates at Oxford University. At the same time he directed his first play in London, a production of Marlowe's Dr. Faustus. Brook made his directing debut at the Stratford Theatre at the age of 21, with a production of Lov
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The Empty Space: A Book Abo...

4.21 avg rating — 4,154 ratings — published 1968 — 34 editions
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The Open Door

4.17 avg rating — 334 ratings — published 1993 — 13 editions
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The Quality of Mercy: Refle...

4.12 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
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The Shifting Point: Theatre...

4.16 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1987 — 16 editions
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There Are No Secrets

4.19 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 1995 — 7 editions
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Threads of Time: Recollections

4.21 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 1971 — 12 editions
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Tip of the Tongue: Reflecti...

4.09 avg rating — 57 ratings4 editions
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Evoking and Forgetting Shak...

4.07 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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Between Two Silences: Talki...

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Evoking Shakespeare

4.33 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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“A stage space has two rules: (1) Anything can happen and (2) Something must happen.”
Peter Brook, The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate

“Reality' is a word with many meanings.”
Peter Brook, The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate

“Time, which is so often an enemy in life, can also become our ally if we see how a pale moment can lead to a glowing moment, and then turn to a moment of perfect transparency, before dropping again to a moment of everyday simplicity.”
Peter Brook

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