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Peter Shaffer (1926–2016)

Autor(a) de Equus

39+ Works 4,979 Membros 60 Críticas 10 Favorited

About the Author

Peter Levin Shaffer was born in Liverpool, England on May 15, 1926. He received a degree in history from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1950. He wrote a mystery novel entitled How Doth the Little Crocodile? with his fraternal twin Anthony Shaffer. It was published under the joint pseudonym Peter mostrar mais Anthony as were several more mystery novels. Peter Shaffer's first play, The Salt Land, was produced on television by the BBC in 1954. His first Broadway play Five Finger Exercise opened in 1959 and was adapted into a movie. His other Broadway plays included The Private Ear, The Public Eye, Black Comedy, White Lies, and Lettice and Lovage. His plays Equus and Amadeus both won Tony awards and were adapted into movies. He won an Academy Award for his film adaptation of Amadeus. His play The Royal Hunt of the Sun was also adapted into a movie. He was knighted in 2001. He died on June 6, 2016 at the age of 90. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Peter Shaffer

Equus (1973) 2,147 exemplares
Amadeus: A Play in Two Acts (1979) 1,234 exemplares
Amadeus [1984 film] (1984) — Screenwriter — 387 exemplares
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1964) 273 exemplares
Amadeus: Director’s Cut [1984 film] (1970) — Screenwriter — 207 exemplares
Lettice and Lovage: A Comedy (1988) 158 exemplares
Five Finger Exercise (1653) 67 exemplares
The Public Eye: Play (1962) 43 exemplares
Black Comedy (1605) 36 exemplares
The Woman in the Wardrobe (2020) 36 exemplares
Equus and Shrivings : two plays (1974) 28 exemplares

Associated Works

Amadeus: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984) — Playwright/screenplay — 62 exemplares
Twenty One-Act Plays: An Anthology for Amateur Performing Groups (1978) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Plays of the 60s: v. 1 (Piper) (1966) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Best Plays of the Sixties (1970) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
New English Dramatists 4 (1962) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Enthralling, lavish and devilish. Amadeus is a force to be reckoned with.
Anchored by a menacingly enrapturing performance by F Murray Abraham. Milos Forman orchestrates the wondrous components for a thrilling ride.
jgcorrea | 8 outras críticas | Apr 14, 2024 |
What a fun reimagining! Maybe it's because I also watched the recent Australian Story with TwoSet that I very much enjoyed the way this brought classical music to life, infusing it with evergreen themes of jealousy and beauty and identity. Sometimes I feel like people demand a lot from historical fiction, to be accurate to the absolute minutiae whilst being entertaining. However this play was just so fun that Shaffer can get away with his wild central premise. It did take me a while to get into the written play but perhaps the best tribute to the play I can give is that immediately after to reading it, I went on a rabbit-hole binge of Wikipedia articles on everything and everyone related to this work.… (mais)
kitzyl | 17 outras críticas | Dec 2, 2023 |
archivomorero | 17 outras críticas | May 21, 2023 |

The biggest difference between film and play is the framing device. The film is told as a flashback from Salieri's time in a mental hospital, immediately following his suicide attempt; the framing for the play is set immediately before. Also the stage Salieri talks much more to the audience, and is attended by the Venticelli, two characters who seem to dance in and out of the margins between Salieri's imagination and the real world. And I think the idea that The Magic Flute critically annoyed the Masons is soft-pedalled in the film. It's a gripping script, though I think challenging and expensive to perform.… (mais)
nwhyte | 17 outras críticas | Dec 27, 2020 |



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