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Shaffer, Peter 1926-

Overview
Works: 280 works in 1,495 publications in 17 languages and 29,079 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Historical drama  Bibliography  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Interviews  Musical films 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Other, Speaker, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Creator, Contributor, Recipient, Commentator
Classifications: PR6037.H23, 822.914
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Most widely held works by Peter Shaffer
Equus : a play by Peter Shaffer( Book )

161 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 3,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Peter Shaffer's Amadeus by Peter Shaffer( Book )

132 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 2,699 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
The royal hunt of the sun : a play concerning the conquest of Peru by Peter Shaffer( Book )

131 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,137 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
Five finger exercise : a play in two acts and four scenes by Peter Shaffer( Book )

42 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,357 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
Lettice & lovage : a comedy by Peter Shaffer( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in 6 languages and held by 1,164 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 )

41 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in English and Dutch and held by 1,002 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 )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 935 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 873 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 830 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
Peter Shaffer's Amadeus by Miloš Forman( Visual )

101 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views the life and music of Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart through the memories of an envious rival, Antonio Salieri
Amadeus : a play by Peter Shaffer( Book )

88 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play about the relationship between Mozart and Salieri
The private ear ; The public eye : two plays by Peter Shaffer( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equus by Peter Shaffer( Visual )

37 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elliot Norton's guest from a current production of Equus is playwright Peter Shaffer
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 455 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
Amadeus : a drama by Peter Shaffer( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays by Peter Shaffer( Book )

35 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gift of the Gorgon by Peter Shaffer( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and German and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettice and lovage : a comedy in three acts by Peter Shaffer( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amadeus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 233 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 )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Peter Shaffer's Amadeus
Alternative Names

controlled identityAnthony, Peter, 1926-

Peter Levin Shaffer

Peter Shaffer britischer Dramatiker

Peter Shaffer britisk manusforfattar

Peter Shaffer britisk manusforfatter

Peter Shaffer britisk manuskriptforfatter

Peter Shaffer brittisk manusfrfattare

Peter Shaffer drammaturgo inglese

Šafir, Pītir 1926-

Shaffer, Peter

Shaffer, Peter Levin

Shaffer, Peter Levin 1926-

Sheffer, Piter.

Sheffer, Piter 1926-

Πήτερ Σάφερ Άγγλος θεατρικός συγγραφέας

Питър Шафър

Пітэр Шэфер

Шеффер, Питер

פיטר שייפר

بيتر شافر، 1926-

شفر، بيتر 1926-

پیتر شافر فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی

피터 섀퍼

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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