Peter Brook was one of the world’s best-known theatre directors. His remarkable achievements include his productions of Titus Andronicus with Laurence Olivier, King Lear with Paul Scofield, and Marat/Sade and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, both for the Royal Shakespeare Company. After moving to Paris and establishing the International Centre for Theatre Research in 1970 and the International Centre for Theatre Creation when he opened the Bouffes du Nord in 1974, he produced a series of events which pushed at the boundaries of theatre, including Conference of the Birds, The Ik,The Mahabharata,and The Tragedy of Carmen.His films included Lord of the Flies, Marat/Sade, King Lear, The Mahabharata,Tell Me Lies,and Meetings with Remarkable Men. Brook was the author of The Empty Space, The Quality of Mercy,and Tip of the Tongue, which have been published in many languages throughout the world.
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