The jury that awards the Princess of Asturias Awards said Wednesday that the 94-year-old Brook "continues to thrill in an intense way through stage plays of great purity and simplicity."
Brook came to fame with his staging of "Marat/Sade" in 1964 and his adaptation of the Indian epic poem "Mahabharata" in 1985. He has been based in France for more than four decades,
The 50,000-euro ($56,000) award is the first of eight prizes -also including arts, social sciences and sports - handed out annually by a foundation named for Spanish Crown Princess Leonor.
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