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Peter Brook by Michael Kustow, 1st Ed, HC DJ, Theatre Director

Peter Brook by Michael Kustow, 1st Ed, HC DJ, Theatre Director

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Peter Brook is one of the most influential directors of our time, whose productions are a byword for imagination, energy and innovation. He was born into a Russian émigré family in London and, after a turbulent time at Oxford University, he veered between directing West End comedy, new work from abroad and opera at Covent Garden. By the 1960s he was moving towards greater experimentation, with controversial works like The Marat/Sade, films like Lord of the Flies, and landmark stagings of Shakespeare of which the most famous was the ‘white box' production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. In 1970, at the height of his success, he moved to Paris and immediately set off with a group of actors to Persia, Africa, Mexico and the USA in an attempt to discover a universal language of theatre. Since then, Brook has continued pushing at the boundaries of theatre and film. In this first authoritative biography, arising out of an association and friendship with Brook of more than forty years, Michael Kustow tells the revealing story of a man whose life has been a never-ending quest for meaning.

Published by St Martin's Press. 1st US Ed, 1st printing. Hard cover with dust jacket. Copy in VGC, light edge wear, crisp and clean throughout. Handsome copy.

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