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.

Amadeus

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


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: 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.

Five finger exercise

Author: Peter Shaffer
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573619298
Release Date: 2010-01
Genre: Drama

Drama / 3m, 2f / Comp. Int. 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. "A powerful and absorbing drama." - New York Post

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.

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.

The Public Eye

Author: Peter Shaffer
Publisher:
ISBN: 0573022194
Release Date: 1962
Genre: Belles-lettres series

Domestic comedy. Detective reports to man on young wife's activities.

Black Comedy

Author: Peter Shaffer
Publisher: Samuel French
ISBN: 0573023034
Release Date: 1967
Genre: English drama

Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Alexander H. Cohen presents Geraldine Page, Michael Crawford, Lynn Redgrave, Donald Madden in Peter Shaffer's "Black Comedy," preceded by a companion piece, "White Lies," with Peter Bull, Camila Ashland, Pierre Epstein, scenery and costumes by Alan Tagg, lighting by Jules Fisher, directed by John Dexter

Biographical Plays About Famous Artists

Author: Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443814621
Release Date: 2009-10-02
Genre: Literary Criticism

Since the late 1970s, more than 200 biographical plays about famous artists (composers, fine artists, poets, actors etc.) were written and staged in the United Kingdom. The book analyses the range of these plays, arguing that the dramatists often place the main artist character(s) in an adverse situation, inward (e.g., mental illness) or outward (a personal enemy, or an anonymous power, such as war). Against the background of such adverse forces, the artist characters tend come across as flawed human beings. At the same time, most plays take care to provide good insights into the artists’ genius and their artistic integrity in the face of the adversity. The book also addresses the question why there have been so many biographical plays about famous artists over the past twenty-five years, providing answers in the context of theatre history and developments across academic disciplines and society as a whole.