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Peter Shaffer

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©1988.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The conflict between genius and mediocrity is one of his favorite themes. Amadeus, Equus, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Black Comedy-Peter Shaffer is one of the most successful dramatists of our time. In this program, Shaffer, an Englishman who lives in New York, discusses his views on literature, movies, theater, and music. Part actor, part pianist, he demonstrates his skill at both.
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Named Person: Peter Shaffer; Peter Shaffer
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 819784397
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 24, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 10 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (58 min.)) : sound, color
Contents: Shaffer Fascinated by New York City (2:03) --
Shaffer, an Insightful Witness to Genius (1:40) --
New York City is Not Organically Created (1:00) --
Success on Broadway (3:11) --
Confirming Existence (2:39) --
Productions are Manipulative (2:54) --
Peter Shaffer, an Ambivalent New Yorker (2:36) --
Art, Pretense or Reality? (3:37) --
Actors Act for Us (2:08) --
Music Endures (2:36) --
Vitality of the Theater (4:25) --
"Mozart is All Creation" (3:50) --
Shaffer Questions, Why God Exists (3:33) --
Peter Shaffer's Success (3:06) --
Sacrifices to the Normal (1:33) --
Shaffer, the Perpetual Outsider (2:28) --
Shaffer's Inner Conflict (2:48) --
Credits: Peter Shaffer (1:21).
Responsibility: Radiotelevisione della Svizzera italiana.
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The conflict between genius and mediocrity is one of his favorite themes. Amadeus, Equus, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Black Comedy-Peter Shaffer is one of the most successful dramatists of our time. In this program, Shaffer, an Englishman who lives in New York, discusses his views on literature, movies, theater, and music. Part actor, part pianist, he demonstrates his skill at both.

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