Amadeus

by  Peter Shaffer

Full Length Play, Drama  /  12m, 3f

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Amadeus
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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    12m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Tony, From Broadway, From West End
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In the court of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II, 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.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £85 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 18th Century, 17th Century
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

12m, 3f
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Authors

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 ...

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