Peter Stein was born on October 1, 1937 in Berlin, Germany. Studied literature and art history in Frankfurt and Munich. Debuted as stage director at the Munich Kammerspiele with Edward Bond's "Saved" (1967). He is known for his work on Klassen Feind (1983), Big and Little (1980) and Peer Gynt (1971). He is married to Maddalena Crippa.