The Prisoner Peter Brook

by Peter Brook


The Prisoner Peter Brook | 9781848427808 | Peter Brook

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:01/01/2000 by Nick Hern Books


Somewhere in the world, a man sits alone outside a prison. Who is he, and why is he there Is it a choice, or a punishment

With The Prisoner, the internationally renowned theatre director Peter Brook and his long time collaborator Marie Ha la ne Estienne ask provocative and profound questions about justice, guilt, redemption ‘ and what it means to be free.

The Prisoner opened at Tha a tre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris, in March 2018, before an international tour which included performances at the Edinburgh International Festival, the National Theatre of Great Britain, and Theatre for a New Audience in New York.

‘The most pioneering theatre director of the twentieth century’ Independent on Peter Brook

‘Achieves a magnificent balance of stillness, relaxation and narrative tension; compelling us to pause, to breathe and to reflect, but also moving the story towards its end with the inevitability and energy of a natural force, harnessed by an absolute master’
– Scotsman

‘Elliptical and surprisingly witty… there is a delicious lightness at play, however profound the play’s contemplations’
– Herald

‘Only its mystery equals the simplicity of this strange fable’
– Le Monde

‘The force of the show lies precisely in its ellipses, the empty spaces it offers to our emotions, sensations and to our intelligence’
– Ta la rama

‘During one hour and fifteen minutes, the Earth stops spinning at its maddening speed, to allow Brook to whisper in our ear one of his beautiful universal stories’
– Les Echoes

‘The work of an artist for whom the human heart has no secrets and who knows the revealing and consoling force of theatre’
– Le Figaroscope