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Peter Shaffer (1926–2016)

Forfatter af Equus

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Peter Shaffer, Peter Schaffer

Værker af Peter Shaffer

Equus (1973) 2,132 eksemplarer
Amadeus: A Play in Two Acts (1979) 1,221 eksemplarer
The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1964) 271 eksemplarer
Amadeus: Director’s Cut [1984 film] (1970) — Screenwriter — 204 eksemplarer
Lettice and Lovage: A Comedy (1988) 158 eksemplarer
Five Finger Exercise (1653) 66 eksemplarer
The Public Eye: Play (1962) 43 eksemplarer
Black Comedy (1605) 36 eksemplarer
The Private Ear: A Play in One Act (1962) 35 eksemplarer
The Woman in the Wardrobe (2020) 34 eksemplarer
Equus and Shrivings : two plays (1974) 27 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Amadeus [1984 film] (1984) — Screenwriter — 383 eksemplarer
Amadeus: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984) — Playwright/screenplay — 62 eksemplarer
Plays of the 60s: v. 1 (Piper) (1966) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
Best Plays of the Sixties (1970) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
New English Dramatists 4 (1962) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer

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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.… (mere)
kitzyl | 17 andre anmeldelser | Dec 2, 2023 |
archivomorero | 17 andre anmeldelser | 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.… (mere)
nwhyte | 17 andre anmeldelser | 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.… (mere)
Stbalbach | 17 andre anmeldelser | Oct 31, 2020 |



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