This play takes the probable apocryphal legend that Mozart was poisoned by a rival composer, Antonio Salieri, a relatively moral and highly-regarded court musician and teacher who could not live with the fact that God had given him the power to appreciate the greatest music but had chosen such a horrible little sod as Wolfgang as his literal instrument.
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Peter Shaffer was born in Liverpool in 1926. Among his plays, The Salt Land (1954), Equus (1973) which won Shaffer the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play as well as the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Amadeus (1979) which won the Evening Standard Drama Award and the Theatre Critics Award for the London production.Review:
"Peter Shaffer's infalliable instinct for what makes riveting theatre is again demonstrated in his awesomely talented new play Amadeus." -- --Sunday Express
"Shaffer orchestrates this gripping and fascinating conflict with consummate skill and delicious wit." -- --Saturday Review
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Book Description Harper & Row, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060140321
Book Description Harper & Row. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060140321 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0011759
Book Description Harper & Row, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060140321