"AMADEUS" by Peter Shaffer Final Draft INT. STAIRCASE OUTSIDE OLD SALIERI'S SALON - NIGHT - Total darkness. We hear an old man's voice, distinct. Peter Shaffer AMADEUS - Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. 14 SWDYT? — SEASON amadeus by Peter Shaffer. Directed by Paul Mason Barnes. Major Sponsor: The Mary Ranken Jordan & Ettie A. Jordan.
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dan. A PLAY BY. PETER SHAFFER Amadeus was first presented by the National Theatre in London on WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Simon Callow. Other plays by Peter Shaffer published by . Amadeus. IS. Act I. Salieri Mozart! Mozart! Perdonami! Il tuo assassino ti chiede perdono! Pause. They look at him . Amadeus by Peter Shaffer; 31 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Drama, Protected DAISY, Motion picture plays, Scripts, Accessible.
How can we go on forever with these gods and heroes? They represent the eternal in us. Opera is here to ennoble us, Mozart you and me just as well as the Emperor. It is an aggrandizing art! It celebrates the eternal in man and ignores the ephemeral. The goddess in woman and not the laundress.
Theyre all bores!
Bores, bores, bores! Suddenly he springs up and jumps onto a chair, like an orator.
Declaring it All serious operas written in this century are boring! They turn and look at him in shocked amazement.
A pause. He gives his little giggle, and then jumps down again. Look at us!
Four gaping mouths. What a perfect quartet! Id love to write it just this second of time, this now, as you are! Herr Chamberlain thinking: Impertinent Mozart.
I must speak to the Emperor at once! Herr Prefect thinking: Ignorant Mozart.
Debasing opera with his vulgarity! Herr Court Composer thinking: German Mozart. What can he finally know about music? And Mozart himself, in the middle, thinking: Im just a good fellow.
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All this is revealed retrospectively and analytically within the framework of the psycho-analytical treatment the boy is given by Dysart. This dried-up intellectual and humanist, on whom passion is lost, in a way cannot help but admire the boy, whose perverse acts are indicative of a sublime gift, a capacity to comprehend and surrender to a fulfilling idea Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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