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Shaffer, Peter 1926-2016

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Peter Shaffer's Amadeus by Peter Shaffer( Book )

171 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 2,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creator of Equus enters the world of Vienna in the time of Mozart, where the court musician Salieri reconstructs his efforts to destroy his archrival, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart--efforts that build to a chilling conclusion
Equus by Peter Shaffer( Book )

123 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychiatrist's probings into the mind of a young man who has blinded six horses with a spike, leaves him questioning his own purpose and the work he is doing
The royal hunt of the sun : a play concerning the conquest of Peru by Peter Shaffer( Book )

82 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in English and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pageant which deals with Pizarro's conquest of the Incas in Peru
Peter Shaffer's Amadeus( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is viewed through the memories of an envious rival, Salieri
Lettice & lovage : a comedy by Peter Shaffer( Book )

42 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deeply productive friendship develops between one lady who loves the Theatre and History, and another lady who is a devotee of unvarnished Fact
Best plays of the sixties by Stanley Richards( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiddler on the Roof
Equus : a play by Peter Shaffer( Book )

40 editions published between 1973 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychiatrist tries to find out why a 17-year-old stableboy has stabbed horses in the eyes
The collected plays of Peter Shaffer by Peter Shaffer( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five finger exercise; a play in two acts and four scenes by Peter Shaffer( Book )

24 editions published between 1958 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first stage success from the author of Equus and Amadeus, this taut family drama centers on a young German student who, coming to England to tutor the daughter of well-to-do family is drawn into the various individual dramas of these fractured, isolated people
Black comedy, including White lies; two plays by Peter Shaffer( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White lies takes place in a fortune-teller's parlor at a rundown seaside resort on the south coast of England. Black comedy takes place at a young sculptor's flat in South Kensington, London
Equus ; and, Shrivings : two plays by Peter Shaffer( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first play "Equus": Psychiatrist Martin Dysart is handed the most shocking case of his career when Alan Strang is entrusted to his care. Strang has blinded six horses with a metal spike, an eerie and terrifying act. The suspects in the psychological mystery that ensues include Alan's father, a man with a secret life, and the girl who was found hysterical on the night of the crime. The revelations lead doctor and patient to a climactic session in which the truth will be found, but at a price neither dares to contemplate. -- The second play "Shrivings": Gideon, the patriarch of the piece is a Peace Loving man, a famous author, he's been knighted and is nationally regarded as a politically outspoken liberal. He lives secluded at Shrivings, a hotel like home for any curious vagabond to stay, the only need being a commitment to humanism, peacefulness and hope. With him is David Askelon a twenty-something dropout. David's father Mark was once Gideon's star pupil, also a renowned author, he's to be arriving at Shrivings, the two men honorees of some literary/national prize. Finally there is Lois, a young American who serves as Gideon's secretary and maid, a disciple like David, she's disillusioned by the American Left's deterioration and violence. --Aco at Amazon.com
Amadeus : a play by Peter Shaffer( Book )

77 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This provocative work weaves a confrontation between mediocrity and brilliance into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. In the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musician 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 the one thing that is beyond Salieri's envious grasp: Genius
Moving parts : monologues from contemporary plays by Nina Shengold( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 125 monologues by Mamet, Shepard, August Wilson, and others
The private ear ; The public eye, two plays by Peter Shaffer( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equus by Peter Shaffer( Visual )

53 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troubled adolescent blinds six horses with a metal spike. Psychiatrist Martin Dysart investigates the acts and delves deep into Alan's psyche, confronting the mysteries of sexual passion and madness, as well as the dark demons of his own soul
Amadeus by Miloš Forman( Visual )

138 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mozart arrives at the court of Emperor Joseph II in Vienna, the mediocre court composer Antonio Salieri is horrified to discover that the godlike musical gifts he desires himself have been bestowed on a bawdy joker. Mad with envy, he plots to destroy Mozart by any means
The royal hunt of the sun : a drama in two acts by Peter Shaffer( Book )

53 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spanish expedition under Pizzaro to the land of the Incas told in dazzling spectacle and moral chiaroscuro. After general absolution for any crimes they may commit against the pagan Incas, the conquerors set forth upon the sea. The Inca god is a sun god, ruler of the riches and people of Peru and thought to be immortal. But the Spaniards have come in conquest rather than in reverence. There is misunderstanding, confusion, and slaughter: the Spaniards kill 3000 unarmed Incas and take the sun god captive. The ransom is 9000 pounds of gold. The avaricious Spaniards mutiny, try the sun god in kangaroo court and garrote him. He does not revive the Incas behold their dead god."--Publisher's description
The white liars ; and Black comedy : two one-act plays by Peter Shaffer( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White liars: 2 males, 1 female. A young man tries to use a fortune-teller to trick his friend into relinquishing his girlfriend to him. Black comedy: 5 males, 3 females. A romantic farce with a staging twist: when it is dark to the audience, it is light, and when the audience can see, the characters cannot
The private ear : a play in one act by Peter Shaffer( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Produced on Broadway and in London with The Public Eye. This is a tender account of a rueful romance. The boy has invited to his hovel for dinner a girl he met at a concert. In the interim he has romanticized her as another Venus, and not to appear gauche, he has asked his man about town friend to coach him. When the girl arrives, she is a very common sort and he is awkward to the point of clumsiness, and destroys the mood. She slaps him for trying to kiss her forcibly. She departs, and he returns to his record, now badly scratched, and the curtain descends on a broken love song."--Publisher's description
Amadeus : a drama by Peter Shaffer( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Peter Shaffer's Amadeus
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Pīters Šefers

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Šefers, P. (Pīters), 1926-2016

Šefers, Pīters, 1926-2016

Shaffer, P. (Peter), 1926-2016

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Shaffer Peter Levin

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Shaffer Peter Levin Sir

Sheffer, Piter.

Sheffer, Piter 1926-

Sheffer, Piter 1926-2016

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Питер Шафер

Питър Шафър

Пітер Шеффер

Пітэр Шэфер

Шеффер, Питер

Шеффер, Питер, 1926-2016

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לוין שאפר, פיטר

פיטר שאפר סופר בריטי

פיטר שייפר

שאפר, פיטר, 1926-2016

שאפר, פיטר לוין

שפר, פטר, 1926-2016

بيتر شافر، 1926-

بيتر شافر، 1926-2016

شفر، بيتر 1926-

شفر، بيتر 1926-2016

پیتر شافر فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی

셰퍼, 피터 1926-2016

쉐퍼, 피터 1926-2016

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シェーファー, ピーター

ピーター・シェーファー

彼得·謝弗

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