Famed theatre director Peter Brook wins prestigious Princess of Asturias arts prize

Britain’s famed theatre director Peter Brook has won Spain’s prestigious arts prize, the Princess of Asturias award, for being “one of the great renovators of the performing arts.”

“Peter Brook opened new horizons for contemporary dramaturgy, contributing decisively to the exchange of knowledge between cultures as different as those of Europe, Africa and Asia,” said a statement by the jury, “Brook continues to intensely move audiences through stagings that display great purity and simplicity, true to his concept of “empty space.”

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