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Legendary director Peter Brook delves into the human mind

Many consider him one of the most visionary and influential directors of the past half century. In a career spanning over 70 years and several disciplines from theatre, film and opera, he’s continually pushed the limits.

British by birth and Parisian by adoption, director Peter Brook joins Jade Barker on set to talk about his incredible career. Brook explains why he decided to explore the workings of the human mind in his latest production "The Valley of Astonishment", how Shakespeare will always be relevant and why he decided to call France home for over four decades.

By Jade BARKER

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2015-01-29 culture

Angoulême comics festival: The power of the pencil

FRANCE 24 reporter Alex Turnbull speaks to Eve Jackson from Europe's largest cartoon and comic-strip festival in Angoulême. Around 200,000 people are expected over four days for...

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2015-01-28 culture

Film Show: 'The Imitation Game', 'Phoenix' and the French Oscars

Our film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the films of the week, including "The Imitation Game", "Phoenix" and "West Side Story". They also discuss this year's...

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2015-01-27 culture

The voices of Auschwitz in music, film and literature

Seventy years after the liberation of the Nazi death camp, we speak to those who survived the atrocities and through music, film and literature are telling their stories.

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2015-01-26 music

Music show: Björk, Charlie Winston and Ray Lema

Central African musician Ray Lema joins music critic Mark Thompson and Eve Jackson in the studio to talk about his new album, "Nzimbu". They also discuss the week's music news,...

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2015-01-23 culture

Literary giant Russell Banks on freedom of speech

His works include "Affliction", which was made into a movie with Nick Nolte, "Continental Drift", "Lost Memory of Skin" and "Rule of the Bone". His protagonists are blue-collar...

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