Peter Brook was born in London and received his M.A. at Oxford, where he founded the Oxford University Film Society. He has been a director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and currently heads the International Centre of Theatre Research, in Paris.
He has directed over fifty productions, among them "Love s Labour s Lost, " "The Tempest, "and "King Lear" in Stratford-upon-Avon; "Ring Around the Moon, Oedipus, A View from the Bridge, " and "Hamlet" in London; "The Visit, Marat/Sade, A Midsummer Night s Dream, "and "The Tragedy of Carmen" in New York; "Seargeant Musgrave s Dance, The Conference of the Birds, Timon of Athens, The Mahabharata, The Cherry Orchard, "and "The Tempest. "Among the films he has directed are "Lord of the Flies, King Lear, " and "Meetings with Remarkable Men." His operas include "The Marriage of Figaro "and "Boris Godunov "at Covent Garden, and "Faust" and "Eug?ne Onegin" at the Metropolitan Opera. His books include "The Empty Space "(1968) and "The Shifting Point" (1987)."show more