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Amadeus

Author: Peter Shaffer   Series: Penguin Modern Classics

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a genius, the most brilliant musician the world will ever see. But the court of 18th-century Vienna doesn't recognize his talents - only Antonio Salieri, the Court Composer, does, and he is tortured by what he hears. Seething with rage at the genius of this buffoon and aware of his own mediocrity, Salieri declares war.
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Summary

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a genius, the most brilliant musician the world will ever see. But the court of 18th-century Vienna doesn't recognize his talents - only Antonio Salieri, the Court Composer, does, and he is tortured by what he hears. Seething with rage at the genius of this buffoon and aware of his own mediocrity, Salieri declares war.

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Description

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a genius, the most brilliant musician the world will ever see. But the court of eighteenth-century Vienna doesn't recognize his talents - only Antonio Salieri, the Court Composer, does, and he is tortured by what he hears. Seething with rage at the genius of this flippant buffoon and suddenly aware of his own mediocrity, Salieri declares war and sets out to destroy the man he sees as God's instrument on earth. Peter Shaffer's award-winning play is a rich, exuberant portrayal of a God-like man among mortals, and lives destroyed by envy.

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About the Author

Peter Shaffer was born in Liverpool in 1926. Among his plays, The Salt Land (1954), Equus (1973) which won Shaffer the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play as well as the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Amadeus (1979) which won the Evening Standard Drama Award and the Theatre Critics Award for the London production.

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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd | Penguin Classics
Published
25th January 2007
Pages
112
ISBN
9780141188898
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