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Who is legendary Peter Brook? The creator of 'The Prisoner' at Yale Rep tells us in his own words

Who is legendary Peter Brook? The creator of 'The Prisoner' at Yale Rep tells us in his own words

He’s done it all. He’s changed the face of world theater. And he’s still at it.

Peter Brook’s latest work, “The Prisoner,” which he co-wrote and co-directed with his main collaborator of the last four decades, Marie-Hélène Estienne, was inspired by something Brook witnessed years ago.

What he saw was a man sitting silently outside a prison. “The Prisoner,” which premiered at the Bouffes du Nord last year and is now on an international tour. It’s playing at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven through Nov. 17.

If the only play Peter Brook had ever directed was “Marat/Sade” 55 years ago, his legend would still be secure. To present Peter Weiss’...

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