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Shaffer, Peter 1926-

Overview
Works: 281 works in 1,401 publications in 18 languages and 28,935 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  History  Historical drama  Fiction  Interviews  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Other, Speaker, Librettist, Creator, Contributor, Recipient, Commentator
Classifications: PR6037.H23, 822.914
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Peter Shaffer's Amadeus by Peter Shaffer( Book )

231 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 3,846 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 : a play by Peter Shaffer( Book )

174 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 3,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alan Strang, a seventeen-year-old stable boy, has hideously blinded six horses. No one knows why. The outraged community wants his life, but the presiding judge commits the boy to a hospital to be treated by Dr. Martin Dysart, a child psychiatrist. Under hypnosis and a 'truth drug, ' Dr Dysart breaks through Alan's shell to find a young man torn between his mother's ultra religious piety and his father's sardonic atheism. How the doctor discovers the bizarre reasons behind the blinding (a distorted, symbolic act); how he treats Alan, and how this dramatically transforms his own life makes Equus a superb psychological thriller and a turbulent journey into the inner recesses of a troubled mind."--Jacket flap
The royal hunt of the sun : a play concerning the conquest of Peru by Peter Shaffer( Book )

111 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the rich, humid air of sixteenth-century Peru, Atahuallpa, the Sun-God King, meets Pizarro the Conquistador, representative of the Spanish Empire at its most insatiable. While the Inca King is convinced of his own immortality, the Spaniard is cynical and greedy, leading to a collision of power and authority. Soon both men are locked in a struggle for survival; one of them must die and the survivor must face mortality, and the terrible truth of the world he lives in. Moving and atmospheric, The Royal Hunt of the Sun is an unforgettable drama of pride, empire and the conquest of bodies and souls
Lettice & lovage : a comedy by Peter Shaffer( Book )

31 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,399 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
The private ear : a play in one act by Peter Shaffer( Book )

46 editions published between 1962 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 1,016 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
The collected plays of Peter Shaffer by Peter Shaffer( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1958 and 1962 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black comedy : including White lies : two plays by Peter Shaffer( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equus and Shrivings : two plays by Peter Shaffer( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Shaffer's Amadeus by Miloš Forman( Visual )

96 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is viewed through the memories of an envious rival, Salieri
The private ear ; The public eye : two plays by Peter Shaffer( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five finger exercise : a play by Peter Shaffer( Book )

49 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 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
Equus by Peter Shaffer( Visual )

37 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged psychiatrist tries to find out why a young man has blinded six horses entrusted to his care
The white liars ; and Black comedy : two one-act plays by Peter Shaffer( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1998 in English and held by 456 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
Three plays by Peter Shaffer( Book )

34 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gift of the Gorgon by Peter Shaffer( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and German and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amadeus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is viewed through the memories of an envious rival, Salieri
Four plays by Peter Shaffer( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shrivings : a play in three acts by Peter Shaffer( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black comedy : a comedy by Peter Shaffer( Book )

37 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Alexander H. Cohen presents Geraldine Page, Michael Crawford, Lynn Redgrave, Donald Madden in Peter Shaffer's "Black Comedy," preceded by a companion piece, "White Lies," with Peter Bull, Camila Ashland, Pierre Epstein, scenery and costumes by Alan Tagg, lighting by Jules Fisher, directed by John Dexter
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityAnthony, Peter, 1926-

Šafir, Pītir 1926-

Shaffer, Peter

Shaffer, Peter Levin

Shaffer, Peter Levin 1926-

Sheffer, Piter.

Sheffer, Piter 1926-

بيتر شافر، 1926-

شفر، بيتر 1926-

シェーファー, ピーター

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Equus : a playThe royal hunt of the sun : a play concerning the conquest of PeruThe private ear : a play in one actPeter Shaffer's AmadeusFive finger exercise : a playThree playsBlack comedy : a comedy