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Peter Brook. 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 s. 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 o Peter Brook is a world-renowned theater director, staging innovative productions of the works of famous playwrights.
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. Brook made his directing debut at the Stratford Theatre at the age of 21, with a production of Love's Labours Lost.
Over the next several years, Brook directed both theater and opera, as well as designing the sets and costumes for his productions. He eventually grew disillusioned with opera, calling it "deadly theater. He also directed a film adaptation of Lord of the Flies. In , he was named a director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Despite his popular successes, Brook sought out alternative ways to create vibrant, meaningful theater. In he developed US , a play about the Vietnam experience and the horrors of war.
Jerzy Grotowski, one of the most important theater directors of this century and a man who profoundly influenced Brook, came to work with the company during this production. Brook also did an adaptation of Seneca's Oedipus by poet Ted Hughes, a who continued to collaborate with him for many years.
Using trapezes, juggling, and circus effects, Brook and his actors created a sense of magic, joy, and celebration in this interpretation of Shakespeare's play.
He wanted to find a new form of theater that could speak to people worldwide--theater which was truly universal. He also wanted to work in an environment of unlimited rehearsal time in order to allow for a deep search-of-self for all involved. The first production that came out of this phase was Orghast , which employed a new language developed by Ted Hughes.
This production, performed at the ruins of Persepolis in Persia, used actors from many different countries. Books by Peter Brook. Related Articles. There are many ways to take action against racism.
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