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British RSC director wins Princess of Asturias Arts Award
By thinkSPAIN Team Thu, Apr 25, 2019
BRITISH stage director Peter Brook has won the 2019 Princess of Asturias Arts Award in recognition of his 'highly-attractive and social mises en scène' and for being 'one of the greatest renovators of the performing arts'.
London-born Brook, 94, was director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Opera House in the mid-20th century before moving to Paris and founding an international experimental theatre and creation group.
Brook is still director of the Centre International de Créations Théâtrales (CICT) to this day.
He is considered to be the 'king of experimental theatre', not just in London, but worldwide.
Princess of Asturias Awards are presented annually at an autumn ceremony, but their recipients are confirmed throughout the year, meaning Peter Brook will receive his towards the end of 2019.
Previous Arts winners include Martin Scorcese, who took the Award in 2018, plus Woody Allen, Bob Dylan, Francis Ford Coppola, Norman Foster, Michael Haneke, Vittorio Gassmann, the late guitar genius Paco de Lucía, and Núria Espert.
The prize is a trophy - a replica of a sculpture by Mallorca-born artist Joan Miró - and €50,000 in cash.
Photograph: John Thaxter/Wikimedia Commons
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