Amadeus: A Play by Peter Shaffer Peter Shaffer
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Shaffer will celebrate his 82nd birthday on May 15. Despite the play's critical accolades and bountiful ticket sales, playwright Peter Shaffer was not satisfied. The Classical Arts Society at the University of Melbourne (CASUM) put on a fantastic modern production of Peter Shaffer's acclaimed 1979 play. Amadeus made its London debut in 1979. As models for writing, students will consider a small number of plays and films by great dramatists, e.g., Peter Shaffer (Amadeus), Harold Pinter, Edward Albee, and David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross). Mozart in Music City begins with Blackbird Theater's production of Peter Shaffer's play Amadeus, March 8–23 at Lipscomb's Shamblin Theatre. Perhaps the most important thing to know about Peter Shaffer's film adaptation of his own stage-play “Amadeus” is that it's a work of fiction, not a biography. AMADEUS 4 - Emory Colvin, Amanda Card, Brent Maddox, Brian Webb Russell. The play won five Tony Awards, including Best Play. �Amadeus,” written by Peter Shaffer, premiered on Broadway in 1980, starring Ian McKellan as Antonio Salieri and Tim Curry as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. But don't hold those against it, Oscar skeptics: Amadeus is a witty and highly imaginative historical fiction, well adapted by screenwriter Peter Shaffer from his own hit play.