4 July 2022 / Obituaries

Peter Brook 1925 – 2022

image: Peter Brook at the V&A, photograph by Douglas H Jeffery

The Society notes with great sadness the death of Peter Brook, announced yesterday. A towering figure in all of our theatrical lives, his influence was profound and lasting. Those of us who were privileged to see his glorious Midsummer Night’s Dream or his epic Mahabharata or his searing Carmen will have been moved and changed by the experience. For those who couldn’t be there, he leaves as well as recordings a body of writing that contains not only his thoughts in a particular moment in time, but deep truths about the nature of theatre itself that will long endure.