Monday, June 06, 2016

Peter Shaffer, R. I. P.

BuzzFeed News: Peter Shaffer, the British playwright celebrated for his canonical works Equus and Amadeus, died Monday, according to his literary agent. He was 90.  

Hat tip to Deb.

5 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

We saw EQUUS twice, with Peter Firth as the boy, first opposite Anthony Hopkins and then Richard Burton. (This was 1974 and 1976, by the way.) Also saw AMADEUS, with Ian McKellen and Tim Curry, in 1981. Lastly, it was LETTICE AND LOVAGE in 1990, with Maggie Smith & Margaret Tyzack.

We also saw his late twin brother Anthony's SLEUTH in 1971, with Anthony Quayle and Keith Baxter, and WHODUNIT in 1983, with Fred Gwynne and John Glover.

We enjoyed every one of them.

RIP

Richard Robinson said...

I did see both AMADEUS and SLEUTH in film version...

Ronald Tierney said...

A fan. Equus was particularly meaningful to me.

Deb said...

By odd coincidence, the final (pre-recorded) Jeopardy question (answer) was Amadeus.

Deb said...

I should have said that this was today's final Jeopardy.