by: Peter Shaffer

by: Peter Shaffer


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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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes


  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: 18th Century, 17th Century
  • Target Audience: Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)


Peter Shaffer

Sir Peter Shaffer, in full, Sir Peter Levin Shaffer (born May 15, 1926, London, Eng.), was a 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 ...

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