Amadeus - Peter Shaffer (Paperback)

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a genius, the most brilliant musician the world will ever see. But the court of 18th-century Vienna doesn't recognize his talents - only Antonio Salieri, the Court Composer, does, and he is tortured by what he hears. Seething with rage at the genius of this buffoon and aware of his own mediocrity, Salieri declares war.

Product Details

Barcode
9780141188898
Department
Books
Released
2 Jan 2007
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Peter Shaffer
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Series
Penguin Modern Classics
Language
English
Number of Pages
112
Dimensions
196 x 129 x 9mm (90g)

Summary

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a genius, the most brilliant musician the world will ever see. But the court of eighteenth-century Vienna doesn’t recognize his talents - only Antonio Salieri, the Court Composer, does, and he is tortured by what he hears. Seething with rage at the genius of this flippant buffoon and suddenly aware of his own mediocrity, Salieri declares war and sets out to destroy the man he sees as God’s instrument on earth. Peter Shaffer’s award-winning play is a rich, exuberant portrayal of a God-like man among mortals, and lives destroyed by envy.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Plays
BISAC Subject 1
Drama / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
BIC Classification 1
Plays, playscripts
Dewey Classification
822.914
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

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.