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'An Incredibly Kind, Generous And Funny Man': Daniel Radcliffe Pays Tribute To Peter Shaffer


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Daniel Radcliffe has left a touching tribute to his friend Sir Peter Shaffer, after it's announced that the talented playwright has passed away at the age of 90 during a trip to Ireland. The actor made his West End debut in a revival of one of Shaffer's most acclaimed plays, 'Equus'.

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The playwright died just weeks after celebrating his 90th birthday, according to a statement issued by his agent Rupert Lord. He passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning (June 6th 2016) while staying at a hospice in County Cork. 'He was simply at the end of his life but delighted to have been able to celebrate his 90th birthday with friends and then, I think, decided it was time', said Lord in his statement obtained by the Guardian.

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Peter Shaffer Wednesday 3rd March 2010 Opening night for the Broadway production 'The Miracle Worker' held at the Circle In the Square Theatre. New York City, USA

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Peter Shaffer - Thursday 19th February 2009 at The Booth Theatre New York City, USA

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Peter Shaffer and Equus Thursday 25th September 2008 at the opening night after-party for the Broadway revival of 'Equus' held at Pier 60 in Manhattan New York City, USA

Peter Shaffer and Equus
Peter Shaffer and Equus

Peter Shaffer and Equus - Peter Shaffer and Thea Sharrock New York City, USA - Opening Night of the Broadway revival of 'Equus' at the Broadhurst Theater - Arrivals Thursday 25th September 2008

Peter Shaffer and Equus
Peter Shaffer and Equus
Peter Shaffer and Equus
Peter Shaffer and Equus

Amadeus: Director's Cut Review


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There's a moment early in Amadeus when court composer Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) wanders through a crowded salon in search of the famed prodigy known to him by reputation only: Mozart. Inspecting each young musician, he looks for some outward sign of genius: the "man who had written his first concerto at the age of four, his first symphony at seven, and a full-scale opera at 12."

Soon after, we and with Salieri first lay eyes on Mozart - not the halo-crowned demigod built up in music history classes, but instead a mischievous, arrogant vulgar puck with a cackling laugh. But Milos Forman's stunning epic didn't win eight Academy Awards for simply reducing classical music royalty to child-like stature.

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Amadeus Review


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He was the first. All right, he wasn't the first. But he was the first to make such a fuss about it. Mozart was the first of all writers to be completely arrogant... and completely controlling, about his work. In this he was not exactly the first. He was, however, the first writer to be right in his self-assessment. Mozart had God's gift, and he treated it so arrogantly that it became his downfall.

Amadeus is the story of Mozart (Hulce), the composer with God's gift and the Devil's audacity, and Salieri (Abraham), the composer with God's pity and the Devil's vengeance. In Vienna, Salieri embarks on a jealous quest to bring Mozart to his knees, and, ultimately, his death.

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Equus Review


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Why did Alan (Peter Firth) blind six horses one night? Because he's totally frickin' nuts, that's why. Nonetheless, it takes 137 minutes to drive that point home in Equus, wherein Richard Burton (playing Alan's psychiatrist) draws out Alan's bizarre mental confusion of religion, sex, and horses. In a series of intense shrink sessions, the truth is eventually made clear, well, as clear as possible, considering Burton's own insane rants, delivered directly to the camera. Good Will Hunting's got nothing on this looney bin! (Of note, since Equus, Firth has somehow made a career out of playing doctors and military officers.)
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