Amadeus

Author: Peter Shaffer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060935498
Release Date: 2001-08-07
Genre: Drama

0riginating at the National Theatre of Great Britain, Amadeus was the recipient of both the Evening Standard Drama Award and the Theatre Critics Award. In the United States, the play won the coveted Tony Award and went on to become a critically acclaimed major motion picture winning eight Oscars, including Best Picture. Now, this extraordinary work about the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is available with a new preface by Peter Shaffer and a new introduction by the director of the 1998 Broadway revival, Sir Peter Hall. Amadeus is a must-have for classical music buffs, theatre lovers, and aficionados of historical fiction.

Peter Shaffer s Amadeus

Author: Peter Shaffer
Publisher: New Amer Library
ISBN: 0451158946
Release Date: 1989-01-01
Genre: Drama

Captures the world of eighteenth-century Vienna, where court musician Salieri reconstructs his efforts to destroy his archrival, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, efforts that build to a chilling conclusion

Amadeus

Author: Peter Shaffer
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
ISBN: 0141188898
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a genius, the most brilliant musician the world will ever see. But the court of eighteenth-century Vienna doesn’t recognize his talents - only Antonio Salieri, the Court Composer, does, and he is tortured by what he hears. Seething with rage at the genius of this flippant buffoon and suddenly aware of his own mediocrity, Salieri declares war and sets out to destroy the man he sees as God’s instrument on earth. Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play is a rich, exuberant portrayal of a God-like man among mortals, and lives destroyed by envy.

Amadeus

Author: Peter Shaffer
Publisher:
ISBN: IND:39000001956148
Release Date: 1981
Genre:

Explores the relationship between Austrian court composer, Antonio Salieri, and the divinely gifted young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 2 acts, 31 scenes, 9 men, 1 women, extras, 1 setting.

Amadeus

Author: Peter Shaffer
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573611696
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Drama


Five Finger Exercise

Author: Peter Shaffer
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573619298
Release Date: 1958
Genre: Drama

The first stage success from the author of Equus and Amadeus, this taut family drama centers on a young German student who, coming to England to tutor the daughter of well-to-do family is drawn into the various individual dramas of these fractured, isolated people.

Equus

Author: Peter Shaffer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451639570
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Drama

An explosive play that took critics and audiences by storm, Equus is Peter Shaffer's exploration of the way modern society has destroyed our ability to feel passion. Alan Strang is a disturbed youth whose dangerous obsession with horses leads him to commit an unspeakable act of violence. As psychiatrist Martin Dysart struggles to understand the motivation for Alan's brutality, he is increasingly drawn into Alan's web and eventually forced to question his own sanity. Equus is a timeless classic and a cornerstone of contemporary drama that delves into the darkest recesses of human existence.

Sleuth

Author: Anthony Shaffer
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573640297
Release Date: 1970
Genre: English drama

"The ultimate game of cat-and-mouse is played out in a cozy English country house owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke. Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares not only Wyke's love of the game but also his wife, has come to lay claim. Revenge is devised and murders plotted as the two plan the ultimate whodunnit."--Publisher's description.

Amadeus

Author: Ray Morton
Publisher: Limelight Editions
ISBN: 9780879104177
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Performing Arts

(Limelight). Milos Forman's film Amadeus was a big hit with critics and audiences alike, an unlikely feat for a film about the clash of two rival composers Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In this first book ever written about the making of the classic movie, Ray Morton traces the story of Amadeus from its origins as an acclaimed Peter Shaffer play through its transformation into a dazzling cinematic experience.

Always hard for me to get it right The Different Versions of Peter Shaffer s Amadeus

Author: Jasmin Ostermeyer
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638453448
Release Date: 2006-01-10
Genre: Literary Criticism

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Hannover, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Indeed, sometimes I wonder at those writers who display no desire to alter anything when work is revived. And sometimes, too, I envy their seeming certitude - or even their indifference, which may be a form of instinctive wisdom! Peter Shaffer is certainly none of those writers who do not feel the desire to alter their work. There are six different versions of his playAmadeuswhich have been produced on stage and screen since 1979, whenAmadeusmade its first appearance in the National Theatre of Great Britain, London. The latest version of Shaffer’s play was published in 1999, after being revived and staged in London and New York. Writing and, mainly, re-writing Amadeus has been a process of 20 years in which Shaffer changed not only some aspects of the plot but in the first place of characters and their meaning. The most prominent alternations can be seen at the end of the second act, the final confrontation of the two main characters, Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It is especially this scene of their last meeting that Shaffer felthard [...] to get right, because he considered it as the play’s structural climax whereas the historical truth - Salieri survived Mozart 34 years,retired, replaced and essentially rejected3- was anticlimactic. This essay shall investigate the alternations of the last confrontation between the two characters and their impact on one of the major motifs of the play, Salieri’s struggle with God. Therefore, the 1979 original version (published 1980) of Amadeus,the 1981 revised version, which has long been the basis for all presentations around the world, and the recently published 1999 version will be analyzed and compared. The 1984 film version, directed by Milos Forman, will not be taken into considerations because theatre and film are very different forms of art. They work with different techniques and offer different opportunities of presentation. There are losts of changes made for the movie that meet with the conception of presenting a story on screen. A comparison of play and film that does justice to both forms is impossible within in the scope of this essay.4The 1997 version will be excluded as well because it is merely a provisional result for the following ones. The versions of 1998 and 1999 will be treated as a single one because there are only slight differences between them.

The Greek Plays Large Print 16pt

Author: Ellen McLaughlin
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458781307
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre:

This chilling passage is from Ellen McLaughlin's new adaptation of The Persians by Aeschylus, the earliest surviving play in Western literature, an elegy for a fallen civi-lization and a warning to its new conqueror. As Margo Jefferson wrote in the New York Times, ''the play is a true classic: we see the present and the future right there, inside the past. And when writers give us a 'new version' (a translation or adaptation) of a classic, they both serve and use it. They serve the playwright's gifts by refusing to simplify. But they can't just imitate. Every age has its own rhythms and drives. The classic must make us feel the new acutely. Ellen McLaughlin serves and uses The Persians with true power and grace.''