Peter Brook: theater director dies at 97

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    British theater director Peter Brook has died. He was one of the most important figures in contemporary theater.

    Peter Brook (1925-2022) is dead. According to consistent media reports, he died on June 2 at the age of 97. As “The Guardian” writes, Brooks’ assistant, Nina Soufy, confirmed the theater director’s death.

    A long theatrical career

    The British director was considered one of the most important figures in contemporary theater in Europe. He delighted audiences for decades, staging works by Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) and often by William Shakespeare (1564-1616). Among other things, he gained wide fame with a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

    Brook was also active in the film. Among other things, he made the first film adaptation of William Golding’s (1911-1993) novel “Lord of the Flies”. Brook has received numerous awards throughout his long career. Among other things, he received the Tony Award twice.

    The director, who has lived in Paris for many decades, married his wife Natasha Parry in 1951, with whom he was until her death in 2015. The marriage produced two common children – daughter Irina and son Simon.