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Peter Brook 1925 - 2022

Head shot of theatre maker Peter Brook

"Peter Brook was the singular theatre practitioner of the last century, both fearless and peerless in his enquiry into the breadth and depth of the form. It is with great sorrow that we mourn his passing, and celebrate his extraordinary life in art."
Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre

At the National, Peter Brook directed Oedipus (1968) and co-directed and co-wrote The Prisoner (2018) with his long-term collaborator Marie-Hélène Estienne.

 

Irene Worth as Jocasta and John Gielgud as Oedipus

Irene Worth as Jocasta and John Gielgud as Oedipus, photo by Zoe Dominic.

 

 

Peter Brook in rehearsals, directing The Prisoner

Peter Brook in rehearsals, directing The Prisoner