Peter Shaffer Net Worth

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Peter Shaffer Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Educated St Paul's School & Trinity College, Cambridge. Worked in Aquisitions Dept. of New York Public Library and for music publisher Boosey & Hawkes before finding fame as playwright.
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Full NamePeter Shaffer
Date Of BirthMay 15, 1926
DiedJune 6, 2016, County Cork, Republic of Ireland
Place Of BirthLiverpool, England, UK
ProfessionWriter, Miscellaneous Crew
EducationUniversity of Cambridge
ParentsReka Fredman, Jack Shaffer
SiblingsAnthony Shaffer
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Tony Award for Best Play, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play, Shakespeare Prize, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broad...
NominationsBAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Virgin Atlantic Best New Play, BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Screenplay
MoviesAmadeus, Equus, Follow Me!, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Five Finger Exercise
Star SignTaurus
1I think the live experience in the theatre is very important when you can see shocks and murmurs going through the house. It has a communal nature. A great play or a great production is a revelation, this is the function of all art, it doesn't have to be solemn - it's a moment, a leap of excitement inside oneself, which can be attached to a moral insight or a laugh, and it comes bolting out like rabbits out of a hedge.
2[on using LSD] It was a transporting experience, expressed in very concrete images, places and periods. It involved both generic pictures [from China and the Congo] and more strictly autobiographical ones (a book-laden boy in perhaps 1850 walking to Hebrew School through a labyrinth of alleys, perhaps in Kiev). I have never forgotten it or moved far from the sense of wonder it provided and a fairly constant gratitude for the infinite complexity of being it revealed to me.
3I think think some of the reasons I've had a sense of happiness in my life, a sense of fulfillment, is that I began with a sense of invisibility about myself. As I evolve I become more visible. When I'm 100, if I manage to write lots of plays, I can read them all in a row and it may give me some vague sense - only vague - of what I am and was.
4When you first do a play, the actors tend to eye you ingratiatingly, with a kind of respectful hope, as if you are the repository of some great secret which they must have. Three weeks later, these roles are reversed. It is you, the author, who is sidling up to them nervously and saying in a low voice "I wonder if you'd mind putting in this line, or saying this to her". And quite often the erstwhile timid star is staring at you and saying "Oh no. he would never say that!" Being a playwright in rehearsal involves a necessary if saddening process of being gutted and then discarded. You are first welcomed and then shown the door.
5I've often wondered, because of my frequent sojourns in America, how much good psychiatry and all the rest of it was doing those of my acquaintances who were in treatment. I know a couple who appear to have benefited from it, but most, whatever they may think, haven't changed at all. I began to wonder some time ago whether it might not be a false religion with a lot of worshipers.
1His play, "Amadeus" on Broadway in New York City was nominated for a 2000 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Revival of a Play.
2His partner Robert Leonard died in 1990.
3He was the son of Reka (Fredman) and Jack Shaffer, who were both of Eastern European Jewish descent.
4He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1987 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama.
5Step-uncle of Jason Connery.
6Has twice won Broadway's Tony Award as author of a Best Play winner: in 1975 for "Equus" and in 1981 for "Amadeus." He was also twice nominated as author of a Best Play nominee: in 1967 for "Black Comedy" and in 1991 for "Lettice and Lovage."
7Both he and his brother Anthony Shaffer have adapted their own successful plays into successful films: Peter wrote Amadeus (1984), and Anthony wrote Sleuth (1972).
8He was award Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2001 New Year's Honours List for his services to drama.
9Brother-in-law of Diane Cilento.
10He has a twin brother named Anthony Shaffer who was born five minutes before him and is also an author.
11Born at 9:35am-BST


Fifty Years on Stage2013TV Movie
Equus2008TV Movie
O Poder da Górgone1999TV Movie play
Midsomer Murders1998TV Series extracts from "Amadeus" by - 1 episode
O Fusível1997TV Movie play
Amadeus1984original screenplay / original stage play
Amadeus1984TV Movie play
I askisi pente daktylon1978TV Movie play "Five Finger Exercise"
Equus1977play / screenplay
To theatro tis Defteras1976TV Series 1 episode
Noche de teatro1974TV Series play - 1 episode
The Public Eye1972play / screenplay
BBC Play of the Month1970TV Series play - 1 episode
The Royal Hunt of the Sun1969play
The Private Ear1967TV Movie one-act play
The Pad and How to Use It1966play "The Private Ear"
BBC 31965TV Series
Estudio 31964TV Series 1 episode
Five Finger Exercise1962play
Terror in der Waage1960TV Movie play
Studio One in Hollywood1958TV Series play - 1 episode
Balance of Terror1957TV Movie play
ITV Play of the Week1955TV Series writer - 1 episode


Amadeus1984supervisor - 2002 director's cut


The Making of 'Amadeus'2002Video documentary thanks


Arena1976-2013TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Playwright
Fog City Mavericks2007DocumentaryHimself
The Making of 'Amadeus'2002Video documentaryHimself - Writer
Great Composers1997TV Series documentary
This Is Your Life1992TV Series documentaryHimself
The Evening Standard Drama Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
The 57th Annual Academy Awards1985TV Special documentaryHimself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay
The 35th Annual Tony Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Play
Working in the Theatre1981TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

2016: We Remember Part Two2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 70th Annual Tony Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam

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