Peter Brook

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Snobbery about audience behaviour stifles theatre – it’s a collective experience | Arifa Akbar
Distracting behaviour, from eating noisily to using mobile phones, is a vexed issue. But the chorus of disapproval often suggests elitism and overlooks theatre’s history

Arifa Akbar

14, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Peter Brook remembered by Richard Eyre
The theatre director remembers his friend and mentor, a titan of the stage whose productions revolutionised the art form

14, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Mud, murder and homemade schnapps: eco-thriller Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead roars back
As Complicité’s Simon McBurney brings Olga Tokarczuk’s feminist detective story to the stage, the pair discuss its eccentric sleuth, isolated landscape and climate alarm

Claire Armitstead

24, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Avignon festival review – hit the timewarp gym and dive into a trippy Chekhov
There are epic and uneven shows from Olivier Py and Simon Falguières but Kirill Serebrennikov and Miet Warlop prove to be essential theatre voices

Andrew Todd

12, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Peter Brook’s Lord of the Flies screen test, egg adverts and TV wit | Letters
Letters: Simon Surtees on his memorable first meeting with the director, and Peter Rankin on his work on commercials and an appearance on Late Night Line-Up


08, Jul, 2022 @5:18 PM

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‘The greatest director the world has ever seen’ – actors salute Peter Brook
Adrian Lester stripped back Hamlet with him, Janet Suzman can still hear the audience gasp, Glenda Jackson dug deep for the director and for Frances de la Tour he was incomparable

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

04, Jul, 2022 @3:02 PM

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Peter Brook was a theatrical pathfinder and a man of boundless curiosity
In our many meetings, the director’s conversation was as invigorating as the way he led audiences through the night in his staging of The Mahabharata

Michael Billington

04, Jul, 2022 @1:36 PM

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Peter Brook’s legacy is everywhere in today’s theatre
Restlessly creative, the great director – who has died aged 97 – had an unparalleled ability to conjure a gleaming theatrical image

Andrew Dickson

03, Jul, 2022 @10:34 AM

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Peter Brook obituary
Revered and influential theatre director who took drama out of the auditorium to stages and spaces all over the world

Michael Ratcliffe

03, Jul, 2022 @10:33 AM

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Peter Brook: the great seeker of British theatre
The esteemed British director, who has died aged 97, inspired each new generation of theatre creatives to be more daring and experimental

Mark Lawson

03, Jul, 2022 @10:01 AM

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'I can take any empty space and call it a bare stage': 10 of the best Peter Brook quotes
The great director, who has died aged 97, on Shakespeare, British theatre, critics – and trusting your hunches

03, Jul, 2022 @9:52 AM

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Peter Brook, influential theatre visionary, dies aged 97
The director’s landmark achievements include a nine-hour Mahabharata, putting Shakespeare on trapezes and directing Olivier, Gielgud and Scofield at the RSC

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

03, Jul, 2022 @9:45 AM

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