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 York : Harper & Row
ISBN: 0060140321
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Drama

A highly subjective view in dramatic format of the relationship between Mozart and Salieri.


Author: Peter Shaffer
ISBN: 3596173272
Release Date: 2006

Peter Shaffer Theatre and Drama

Author: Madeleine MacMurraugh-Kavanagh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230372955
Release Date: 1998-03-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Peter Shaffer: Theatre and Drama is an accessible, informed survey of Peter Shaffer's work to date. Covering much ground, the book brings a fresh and original approach to this playwright's drama, incorporating discussion of every play in his canon. Suitable for readers ranging from 'A' level to undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this book introduces a variety of debates and interpretations to students, incorporating material that has not been published before. An engaging and authoritative contribution to the field.

Biographical Plays about Famous Artists

Author: Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Press
ISBN: 9781904303473
Release Date: 2005
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.

Peter Shaffer

Author: C. J. Gianakaris
Publisher: Scholarly Title
ISBN: UOM:39015029197293
Release Date: 1991-09-01
Genre: Drama

Contemporary British Drama 1970 90

Author: Hersh Zeifman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781349108190
Release Date: 1993-04-27
Genre: Literary Criticism

This book focuses exclusively on the exciting and provocative plays produced in England in the last two decades. The primary aim of the collection is to celebrate the truly remarkable range of British drama since 1970, by examining the work of fourteen important and representative playwrights. This emphasis on range applies not only to the dramatists chosen for inclusion but to the critics as well - specifically to the diversity of critical methodology demonstrated in their essays.

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.

Modern Drama Scholarship and Criticism 1981 1990

Author: Charles A. Carpenter
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: MINN:31951D01607385W
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Drama

The successor to modern drama scholarship and criticism 1966-1980, the present volume is a classified, selective list of publications for the period 1981-1990, with many additions and corrections to the previous volume. It refines and supplements the series of annual bibliographies that Charles Carpenter compiled for the journal Modern Drama from 1982 to 1993. The work is designed both as a convenient checklist of significant scholarship on all aspects of world drama since Ibsen and as a bibliographical prTcis of the discipline as it has evolved since 1980. The great majority of its 25,200 entries concern literary currents in drama since the last third of the nineteenth century and the associated playwrights, although theatre history is also well represented. Because of the heightened interest in semiotic, anthropological, feminist, and other theoretical approaches to drama during the decade of the 1980s, the 'Contemporary Theory' section has been greatly expanded. The primary organization is geographic/linguistic; the main divisions are World Drama, then American, British and Irish, Canadian, Hispanic, French, Italian, Germanic, Scandinavian, Eastern European, African and West Indian, Australasian, and Asian drama. A name index is included. Although the bibliography is limited to material in Roman-alphabet languages, its scope, orientation, and format are designed to make the project internationally useful and intelligible.


Author: Peter Shaffer
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573608725
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Performing Arts

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.

Die Verfilmung von Amadeus Entstehung Schnitt und Musik im Film

Author: Richard Biller
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783640239672
Release Date: 2009-01

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Film und Fernsehen, Note: 1,0, Universitat Regensburg, 18 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In der folgenden Arbeit werde ich auf die Entstehungsgeschichte von Amadeus eingehen sowie drauf, wie das Theaterstuck von Peter Shaffer und Milos Forman fur die Leinwand adaptiert wurde. Des Weiteren fuhre ich an, welche aussergewohnlichen sowie konventionellen Methoden und Schnitttechniken Forman einsetzt, um aus Amadeus ein wahres Kinospektakel' zu machen. Abschliessend wollen wir sehen welche Rolle die Werke von Mozart spielen bzw. welche Stellung die Musik an sich in diesem Film einnimmt."

Tragic Method and Tragic Theology

Author: Larry D. Bouchard
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271026197
Release Date: 1985-06
Genre: Religion

The book moves in a nonreductive way between literary and theological criticism to show how drama and religious thought discern the experience of evil. &"Tragic method&" refers to how tragic art functions as inquiry; &"tragic theology&" refers to how drama and theology render in thematic or symbolic form certain irreducible dimensions of evil and negativity. Bouchard defines no single tragic method or any single view of evil but searches for the distinctive interplay of tragic method of theology in each dramatist. The work opens by scrutinizing certain important interpretations of Greek tragedy. Paul Ricoeur's interpretation of &"the Wicked God and the Tragic Vision&" receives major focus, as does Sophocles, who as a tragedian dramatized the action of inquiry and interpretation. Bouchard then examines Augustine's views of evil and sin, Reinhold Niebuhr's critique of the ironies of history, and Tillich's conceptions of the demonic. By interpreting tragedy in terms of sin or the effects of sin, each theologian resists implications in his own thought pointing to a less resolvable tragic theology. And yet these theologians also contribute very creative understandings of the irreducible character of evil and tragic experience. Substantive and original readings of three playwrights are offered: Rolf Hochhuth's tragedy of vocation, The Deputy, Robert Lowell's trilogy of American historical blindness, The Old Glory, and Peter Shaffer's dreams of tragic awareness and accountability in Equus and Amadeus, revealing new permutations of the irreducibility of evil in contemporary Christian and Jewish religious thinkers who may be helpful in this task, and concludes with a description of the experience of perplexed thought, self-critical in view of tragedy's witness to irreducibility of evil.

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

Peter Shaffer

Author: Gene A. Plunka
ISBN: STANFORD:36105003937948
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Fiction