Monthly Archives: September 2019

NY Times (Review) Peter Brook Asks the Ultimate Question in ‘Why?’

Written on September 27, 2019 at 3:14 pm, by

A new work from one of the indisputably great directors is partly a tribute to theater and partly a warning about theatricality. Though he has been a director for 70 years, Peter Brook doesn’t like to call himself that. He prefers “distiller”: someone who boils away everything extraneous to render the essence of the story…Read More »

NYTimes: For Peter Brook, the Experimental Showman, ‘Nothing Is Ever Finished’

Written on September 19, 2019 at 9:33 pm, by

“Mr. Brook has been doing his best to wow audiences around the world since he rose to fame in his early 20s as the wunderkind of London’s West End. It is hard to think of another theater director whose body of work has been so singular in its multiplicity.” —Ben Brantley, The New York Times  …Read More »

Peter Brook\NY Souvenir Booklet

Written on September 18, 2019 at 9:35 pm, by

A booklet produced by Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Hamm Archives featuring historic photographs, a timeline of Peter Brook’s productions and New York presence, essays by writer Violaine Huisman and Russian theatre scholar Anatoly Smeliansky, and information about Peter Brook/NY events at The Center for Fiction, Columbia University, French Institute Alliance Française’s Crossing the Line Festival,…Read More »

WHY?: The Trap of the Great Utopia

Written on September 17, 2019 at 9:28 pm, by

The Trap of the Great Utopia by Dr. Anatoly Smeliansky on Russian director Vsevolod Meyerhold. Created and Commissioned for the U.S. premiere of Why?, written and directed by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne. Click here to learn more about Why?, playing September 21–October 6.