Join director and writer Peter Brook and co-director and co-writer Marie-Hélène Estienne as they reflect on their play The Prisoner.
Peter Brook is a theatre and film director as well as writer, widely regarded as “our greatest living theatre director”. He directed his first play in 1943. Then, at 22, Brook was director of productions at Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House. Amongst his many productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company are King Lear (1962), Marat/Sade (1964) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1970). Brook moved to Paris in 1970 to set up the International Centre for Theatre Research and opened the Bouffes du Nord Theatre there in 1974 with Timon of Athens, followed by The Mahabharata, The Man Who, and The Cherry Orchard to name but a few. Amongst his 10 films are Tell me Lies, Lord of the Flies and King Lear. Books include The Empty Space, The Shifting Point, Threads of Time, The Quality of Mercy and Tip of the Tongue.
Marie-Hélène Estienne joined the CICT in 1976 – and since then has never left – from press secretary to Peter Brook's assistant, she has worked on many shows including casting the pieces. In time, she became Peter Brook's collaborator, adapting texts, writing alone or with him and finally participating in the staging of the shows. Their recent work includes The Suit, The Valley of Astonishment and The Prisoner.
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