There are few artists who can claim the breadth and depth of experience, or the measure of influence, that Peter Brook has boasted over the course of his career. His life is a hall of fame populated by some of the most important figures in theater history of the last century.
Credited with making theater an absolutely necessary and challenging place for the work of the director, Brook is to theater as Balanchine was to ballet. Yet he shies away from such accolades, deferring to his craft first and foremost: "A craft is a ladder. There always has to be another level to everything.