Revolutionary British Theater Director Peter Brook Dies In France aged 97

Ground-breaking France-based British theater director Peter Brook, who

revolutionized 20th-century theater, has died at the age of 97-years-old in Paris.

The director, who pioneered taking theater outside of traditional theatre houses,

mounting productions in unexpected venues such as gymnasiums, abandoned

factories and old gas works, was renowned for his experimental and out-of-the box approach to staging classic and new works alike.

He was born in West London to parents of Lithuanian Jewish heritage on March 21, 1925.

After attending Westminster School and Oxford, he put on his first production,

Dr Faustus at the Torch Theatre in London in 1943.

he had been appointed director of production at the Royal Opera House