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Amadeus - Full Length Play, Drama

Amadeus

Peter Shaffer

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Full Length Play, Drama

12m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573605727

This provocative work weaves a confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power.

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Period

Time Period - 18th Century, 19th Century

Settings Of Play - Vienna in November 1823, and in recall, the decade 1781-1791

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Tony, From Broadway, From West End

Winner! Tony® Award for Best Play
Winner! Academy Award for Best Film

Winner! Tony® Award for Best Play
Winner! Academy Award for Best Film

. In the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical genius 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 that which is beyond Salieri's envious grasp: Genius.

REVIEWS

"A total iridescent triumph ... of complexity of thought, emotion and dramatic power." - New York Post

"Mozart blazes." - New York Times

"Inspired." - Toronto Star

"Brilliant and excellent." - WABC TV

"A theatrical wonder." - WCBS TV

"Back in town and very welcome...highly theatrical it contains technical skill with a genuine sense of rage." - London Guardian 


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MYSTERY, MEMORY AND MUSIC IN PETER SHAFFER’S AMADEUS 
by Andy Knight 
June 15, 2016


Amadeus premiered at the National Theatre in London in November 1979 under the direction of Peter Hall.

Characters

CASTING

12m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Room for Extras

ANTONIO SALIERI
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOTZART
CONSTANZE WEBER - wife to Mozart
JOSEPH II - Emperor of Austria
COUNT JOHANN KILIAN VON STRACK - Groom of the Imperial Chamber
COUNT FRANZ ORSINI-ROSENBERG - Director of the Imperial Opera
BARON GOTTFRIED VAN SWIETEN - Prefect of the Imperial Library
TWO "VENTICELLI" -  “Little Winds”, purveyors of information, gossip and rumour
MAJOR-DOMO
SALIERI'S VALET - non-speaking
SALIERI'S COOK - non-speaking
TERESA SALIERI - wife of Salieri, non-speaking
KATHERINA CAVALIERI - Salieri’s pupil, non-speaking
GUISEPPE BONNO - non-speaking
SERVANTS AND CITIZENS OF VIENNA
Author
Peter Shaffer

Peter Shaffer

Sir Peter Shaffer, in full Sir Peter Levin Shaffer (born May 15, 1926, London, Eng.), British playwright of considerable range who moved easily from farce to the portrayal of human anguish.Educated at St. Paul’s and Trinity College, Cambridge, Shaffer first worked for a music publisher and then as a book reviewer. His first play, Five-Finger Exercise (1960), is a tautly constructed domestic drama ... view full profile

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