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Peter Brook to publish new book at age of 92

Peter Brook
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Veteran director Peter Brook is to publish a new ’empty space’ book at the age of 92.

Tip of the Tongue: Reflections on Language and Meaning will be published by Nick Hern Books in August.

It will explore the Shakespearean language and revisit his seminal concept of the ’empty space’ to investigate how theatre has changed throughout his career.

The 92-year-old director is the author of eight other books, including The Empty Space, which was first published in 1968.

Publisher Nick Hern described his new book as a “charming constellation of slivers of wisdom and humour”.

He added: “Ever since his famous 1970 ‘white box’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I have been somewhat in awe of Peter Brook, a feeling that hardly faded even when I became his publisher in 1988. Often his books appeared first in the US, but with The Quality of Mercy in 2013 and, now, Tip of the Tongue, I have had the enormous privilege of originating the books with him.”

Tip of the Tongue is published in paperback on August 10.