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(1964 to 1965 Winter) His play, "Five Finer Exercise," was performed at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. Craig Noel was artistic director. William Roesch was director.
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Sir Peter Shaffer
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I think the live experience in the theatre is very important when you can see shocks and murmurs going through the house. It has a communal nature. A great play or a great production is a revelation, this is the function of all art, it doesn't have to be solemn - it's a moment, a leap of excitement inside oneself, which can be attached to a moral insight or a laugh, and it comes bolting out like ...
When his twin brother Anthony embarked on a writing career in the 1960s, after Peter was an established playwright, Peter asked him to consider using another name, as otherwise they would be constantly compared to and confused with each other. After Anthony declined and became successful under his own name, journalists interviewing Peter often asked him about sibling rivalry.