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Peter Shaffer

Educated St Paul's School & Trinity College, Cambridge. Worked in Aquisitions Dept. of New York Public Library and for music publisher Boosey & Hawkes before finding fame as playwright. See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2008 Equus (TV Movie)
 1999 O Poder da Górgone (TV Movie) (play)
 1998 Midsomer Murders (TV Series) (extracts from "Amadeus" by - 1 episode)
- Death of a Hollow Man (1998) ... (extracts from "Amadeus" by)
 1997 O Fusível (TV Movie) (play)
 1984 Amadeus (original screenplay) / (original stage play)
 1984 Amadeus (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 I askisi pente daktylon (TV Movie) (play "Five Finger Exercise")
 1977 Equus (play) / (screenplay)
 1974 Noche de teatro (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Ejercicio para cinco dedos (1974) ... (play)
 1972 The Public Eye (play) / (screenplay)
 1970 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Five Finger Exercise (1970) ... (play)
 1967 The Private Ear (TV Movie) (one-act play)
 1966 The Pad and How to Use It (play "The Private Ear")
 1965 BBC 3 (TV Series)
 1962 Five Finger Exercise (play)
 1960 Terror in der Waage (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Balance of Terror (1958) ... (play)
 1955 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Salt Land (1955) ... (writer)
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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "Black Comedy" and "The Private Ear," performed at the Theatre Royal in Windsor, Berkshire, England, with Nicholas Lyndhurst, Matthew Kelly, Philippa Haywood and Irene Sutcliffe in the cast. See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

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Sir Peter Shaffer
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Personal Quote:

[on using LSD] It was a transporting experience, expressed in very concrete images, places and periods. It involved both generic pictures [from China and the Congo] and more strictly autobiographical ones (a book-laden boy in perhaps 1850 walking to Hebrew School through a labyrinth of alleys, perhaps in Kiev). I have never forgotten it or moved far from the sense of wonder it provided and a ... See more »

Trivia:

Has twice won Broadway's Tony Award as author of a Best Play winner: in 1975 for "Equus" and in 1981 for "Amadeus." He was also twice nominated as author of a Best Play nominee: in 1967 for "Black Comedy" and in 1991 for "Lettice and Lovage." See more »

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