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Amadeus : a play

Author: Peter Shaffer
Publisher: London : Deutsch, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shaffer, Peter, 1926-
Amadeus.
London : Deutsch, 1980
(OCoLC)568763881
Online version:
Shaffer, Peter, 1926-
Amadeus.
London : Deutsch, 1980
(OCoLC)595153367
Named Person: Antonio Salieri; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Antonio Salieri; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Antonio Salieri
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Shaffer
ISBN: 0233972722 9780233972725
OCLC Number: 6571435
Description: 122 pages : music ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by Peter Shaffer.

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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.

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