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 is a dramatist familiar to American audiences as the author of Equus and of a string of other theatrical successes: Five Finger Exercise, the Private Ear and the Public Eye, The Royal Hunt of the Sun and Black Comedy.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 Penguin UK, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110140481605