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Peter Shaffer (1926–2016)

Autor/a de Equus

39+ obres 4,480 Membres 50 Ressenyes 10 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys

Inclou aquests noms: Peter Shaffer, Peter Schaffer

Obres de Peter Shaffer

Equus (1973) 2,111 exemplars
Amadeus: A Play in Two Acts (1979) 1,201 exemplars
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1964) 264 exemplars
Amadeus: Director’s Cut [1984 film] (1970) — Screenwriter — 198 exemplars
Lettice and Lovage: A Comedy (1988) 154 exemplars
Five Finger Exercise (1653) 63 exemplars
The Public Eye: Play (1962) 42 exemplars
Black Comedy (1605) 34 exemplars
The Woman in the Wardrobe (2020) 33 exemplars
Equus and Shrivings : two plays (1974) 26 exemplars

Obres associades

Amadeus [1984 film] (1984) — Screenwriter — 380 exemplars
Amadeus: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984) — Playwright/screenplay — 61 exemplars
Twenty One-Act Plays: An Anthology for Amateur Performing Groups (1978) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
Monologues Women: 50 Speeches from the Contemporary Theatre (v. 1) (1976) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
Plays of the 60s: v. 1 (Piper) (1966) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Best Plays of the Sixties (1970) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
New English Dramatists 4 (1962) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars


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archivomorero | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | 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.… (més)
nwhyte | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Dec 27, 2020 |
Full-cast LA Theater Works. This is a fanciful recreation of Mozart's life that has distorted popular perceptions of Mozart as an infant-man genius who composed complete opera masterpieces in his head, and who was hounded by a sinister foe echoing Les Miserables. None of this is true, but it makes a good story. Mozart in this telling is memorable character, it's most powerful aspect. Indeed the last time I saw this was the early 1980s and my perception of Mozart was shaped by it, the story-line faded but not the (incorrect) impression of Mozart. Some day I will read a proper biography.… (més)
Stbalbach | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Oct 31, 2020 |
Good full cast audiobook though seeing the play in the theater is still better...
leslie.98 | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Aug 15, 2020 |



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