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Some aspects of the plays of Peter Shaffer.

Geeta Pattanaik

Some aspects of the plays of Peter Shaffer.

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English

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  • Shaffer, Peter, -- 1926-

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    Thesis (M.A.)- University of Birmingham, Dept of English.

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    Open LibraryOL13802693M

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Neil Simon. out of 5 stars Cited by: 4. The Collected Plays of Peter Shaffer book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. Equus,written inis one of Peter Shaffer's most celebrated plays. It tells the story of a boy who has a strange, religious fascination with horses.

It tells the story of a boy who has a strange, religious fascination with : Peter Shaffer. Equus (play) - Wikipedia. Films based on plays by Peter Shaffer‎ (6 P) Pages in category "Plays by Peter Shaffer" The following 6 pages are in this category, out of 6 total.

This list may not reflect recent changes. Amadeus (play) B. Black Comedy (play) E. Equus (play) F. Five Finger Exercise; L. Lettice and Lovage; R. /preview - Peter Shaffer: Theatre and Drama, Madeleine MacMurraugh-Kavanagh veConnect - It is the intention of this book to communi­ cate some idea of the sheer pleasure to be gained from a reading of versions of these plays.

This book is divided into nine chapters, each taking a specificFile Size: 3MB. Shaffer counterpoints his multiple plotlines (which all stem from just one poor poor protagonist) into such Some aspects of the plays of Peter Shaffer. book delightful thread of chaos and disaster that words fail me.

This play is simply amazing. I have never had the good fortune to see it performed, but I have read and re-read it, and it get's me every time.5/5(2). Writing and, mainly, re-writing Amadeus has been a process of 20 years in which Shaffer changed not only some aspects of the plot but in the first place of characters and their meaning.

The most prominent alternations can be seen at the end of the second act, the final confrontation of the two main characters, Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Peter Shaffer.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this plays, drama story are. The book has been awarded with, and many /5.

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Shaffer relies of aspects of Realism and Naturalism: a shocking story of a boy’s maiming of horses provides inspiration for the play; Shaffer’s dialogue is quite naturalistic; Shaffer’s representation of psychiatric practices is recognisably naturalistic [eg. encounter between Alan and Dysart]; Shaffer explores character interiority.

Peter Shaffer is a dramatist familiar to American audiences as the author of Equus and of a string of other theatrical successes: Five Finger Exercise, the Private Ear and the Public Eye, The Royal Hunt of the Sun and Black Comedy/5(38).

Shaffer also adapted his play for a film of the same name. Numerous other issues inform the narrative. Most important are religious and ritual sacrifice themes, and the manner in which character Alan Strang constructs a personal theology involving the horses and the supreme godhead, "Equus".Cited by: 2.

Equus is a drama play by Peter Shaffer written intelling the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses. Shaffer was inspired to write Equus when he heard of a crime involving a year-old who blinded six horses in a small town in Suffolk.

He set out to construct a fictional account of what might have caused the Cited by: 2. Peter Shaffer A comercially successful English playwright whose works included certain characteristics of the angry young men.

His play, Equus, combines realistic characteristics and casually related plots with highly theatrical devices. F ew writers achieve the lucrative double of writing an international hit play that becomes a big-budget movie. Remarkably, though, Peter Shaffer achieved the feat in three successive decades.

The best play ever about envy and talent. I loved the movie, but the dialogue in Peter Shaffer's stage classic is just wonderful, and Salieri's fury at God for imbuing Mozart with unappreciated talent is a great observation of human character and the unequal balance of musical gifts/5.

Peter Shaffer was born in Liverpool in Among his plays, The Salt Land (), Equus () which won Shaffer the Tony Award for Best Play as well as the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Amadeus () which won the Evening Standard Drama Award and the Theatre Critics Award for the London production/5().

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics.

This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Equus by Peter Shaffer. Equus is a play by English playwright Peter Shaffer.

In Equus, which took critics and public alike by storm and has gone on to become a modern classic, Peter Shaffer depicts the story of a deranged youth who blinds six horses with a spike. Through a psychiatrist's analysis of the events, Shaffer creates a chilling portrait of how materialism and convenience have killed our capacity for worship and passion and, consequently, our capacity for pain.4/5(5).

Peter Shaffer has 32 books on Goodreads with ratings. Peter Shaffer’s most popular book is Equus. Equus and Shrivings: Two plays Hardcover – January 1, by Peter Shaffer (Author)Cited by: 1.

Black Comedy is a one-act farce by Peter Shaffer, first performed in The play is written to be staged under a reversed lighting scheme: the play opens on a darkened stage. A few minutes into the show there is a short circuit, and the stage is illuminated to reveal the characters in a "blackout."On the few occasions when matches, lighters, or torches are lit, the lights grow dimmer.

Amadeus: A Play by Peter Shaffer. 0riginating at the National Theatre of Great Britain, Amadeus was the recipient of both the Evening Standard Drama Award and the Theatre Critics Award/5(4). Amadeus is a play by Peter Shaffer which gives a highly fictionalized account of the lives of composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri, first performed in It was inspired by Alexander Pushkin's short play Mozart and Salieri, which Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov used in as the libretto for an opera of the same name.

The play makes significant use of the music of Mozart Place premiered: Royal National Theatre, London, England. Peter Shaffer's startling play Equus, a study in repressed sexuality, was very much a product of the s.

Psychotherapist Adam Phillips celebrates its long overdue revival and. While not necessarily factual, this play by Peter Shaffer is an intelligent and fascinating examination of two men's suffering: pain in both mediocrity and play is fast-paced and a relatively easy read.

Shaffer paints an elaborate picture of both composer's lives during the time in which they lived.5/5(5). Stageplays offers you the largest collection of Plays & Musicals in the world.

Based in the UK and the USA, we’ve been serving the online theater community since the last century. We’re primarily a family-run business and several of us also work in professional theatre. In Equus, which took critics and public alike by storm and has gone on to become a modern classic, Peter Shaffer depicts the story of a deranged youth who blinds six horses with a spike.

Through a psychiatrist's analysis of the events, Shaffer creates a chilling portrait of how materialism and convenience have killed our capacity for worship and passion and, consequently, our capacity for pain.4/5(11). After the war, Shaffer began to write seriously for the first time and had a radio play accepted by the BBC.

In the s, attitudes began to change as rationing ended. Culturally Britain became more relaxed, and it was in this environment, towards the end of the 50s, that Shaffer began his career as a playwright and critic. The s. 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.4/5(11).

Equus is a play by Peter Shaffer written intelling the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses. [1] Shaffer was inspired to write Equus when he heard of a crime involving a year-old who blinded six horses in a small town near Suffolk.

[2] He set out to construct a fictional account of what might have caused. Although the playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, who has died a wrote one of the best farces of postwar British theatre in Black Comedy (), he was best known for his hugely popular.

The Shaffer family was close, although not without some tension, which is reflected in some of the plays. As a child, Peter Shaffer was interested in a range of things: He liked puzzles and games, which the critic Gene Plunka relates to the psychiatric puzzles of his plays; He learned Hebrew, and was bar mitzvahed at the age of thirteen.

Antonio Salieri. While not necessarily factual, this play by Peter Shaffer is an intelligent and fascinating examination of two men's suffering: pain in both mediocrity and play is fast-paced and a relatively easy read. Shaffer paints an elaborate picture of. Underneath Alan’s complacent manner, Dr.

Dysart discovers a fervent, passionate, almost religious power that has both the power to destroy Alan, and perhaps, to save the doctor himself. English playwright Sir Peter Shaffer’s international hit is a dazzling, complex, and thrilling look at passion, sex, religion, and sanity.

This passage is all too true, both in Peter Shaffer’s ‘Amadeus’ and in life in general. However the play is also concerned with the destructive nature of ignorance and naivety.

Salieri is jealous not just of Mozart’s talent, but of the fact that God gave the talent to “Mozart. In this video I provide comments, a summary, my rating and recommendation for Peter Shaffer's Equus.

The first edition of these two plays from Peter Shaffer. Shaffer's next piece was a double bill, The Private Ear/The Public Eye each containing three characters and concerning aspects of love.

They were presented in May at the Globe Theatre, and both starred Maggie Smith and Kenneth Williams. Newgate Callendar regularly reviews detective fiction for The Times Book Review section. InAnthony Shaffer came to New York with a play called ''Sleuth,'' and it made him a happy and rich man.

Black Comedy is often performed with another Peter Shaffer one-act, The White Liars, to form the double-bill of The White Liars and Black Comedy. The two plays are published together. The White Liars was first performed in under the title White Lies, with Original language: English.

Some illusion of truth must be there, as the play continues to draw large audiences in London and New York and has evoked many enthusiastic reviews. Perhaps in Shaffer's skillful mixture of truth, banality and pretension there is something for us all, for doctor and patient alike.Rate this book.

Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Amadeus (Paperback) Penguin Plays, Paperback, pages Author(s): Peter Shaffer. ISBN: Peter Shaffer's Amadeus (Hardcover) Published April 1st by HarperCollins Publishers.