Peter Brook was among the most influential theater directors of the 20th century, reinventing the art by paring it back to drama's most basic and powerful elements.

An almost mystical figure often mentioned in the same breath as Konstantin Stanislavsky, the Russian who revolutionized acting, Brook continued to work and challenge audiences well into his 90s.

Peter Stephen Paul Brook was an English theatre and film director who was based in France from the early 1970s on. He won multiple Tony and Emmy Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, the Praemium Imperiale, and the Prix Italia. He was often referred to as "our greatest living theatre director".

With the Royal Shakespeare Company, Brook directed the first English-language production of Marat/Sade in 1964. It transferred to Broadway in 1965 and won the Tony Award for Best Play, and Brook was named Best Director.

He was also awarded India's fourth highest civilian honor Padma Shri in 2021 for his valuable contributions towards art.


Source: france 24