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.
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This provocative work weaves a confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. In the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition to be a great composer. Mozart is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri's envious grasp: Genius.Product Description:
This radio broadcast of Sir Peter Hall's 1983 National Theatre production stars Paul Scofield as Salieri, Simon Callow as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Felicity Kendal as Constanze Mozart. The National Theatre run of Peter Shaffer's play was a massive hit, and spawned the later film production.
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Book Description Harper & Row, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060140321
Book Description Harper & Row, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060140321