Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall CBE (22 November 1930 – 11 September 2017) was an eminent English theatre, opera and film director whose obituary in The Times declared him “the most important figure in British theatre for half a century” and on his death a Royal National Theatre statement declared that Hall’s “influence on the artistic life of Britain in the 20th century was unparalleled”...
His books on theatre include The Necessary Theatre (1999), Exposed by the Mask (2000) and Shakespeare's Advice to the Players (2003). The Peter Hall Diaries – the Story of a Dramatic Battle, edited by John Goodwin, were first published in 1983 and documented his struggle to establish the National Theatre on the South Bank. His autobiography, Making an Exhibition of Myself, was published in 1993.
Sir Peter Hall, theatre, film and opera director, dies aged 86