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Peter Shaffer

Writer
( b. May 15, 1926 Liverpool, ENGLAND - d. Jun 06, 2016 Curraheen, IRELAND ) Male
Relations: Twin brother of Anthony Shaffer

Biography: Peter Levin Shaffer was born on May 15, 1926 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England to Reka Fredman and Jack Shaffer. He studied history at Trinity College in Cambridge. In New York, he worked in a bookstore and at the New York Public Library. His partner was Robert Leonard.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "Amadeus," "Equus," "The Royal Hunt of the Sun," "The Public Eye," and "Five Finger Exercise." Television credits include: "Midsomer Murders," "Arena," "This Is Your Life," "BBC Play of the Month," "ITV Play of the Week," and "Studio One in Hollywood."

Other Awards: Won an Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium for "Amadeus" in 1985. Received the William Inge Award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theatre in 1992. Inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2007.

Trivia:
He published "How Doth the Little Crocodile?" and several other mystery novels with his brother under the joint pseudonym Peter Anthony.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1987 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2001 New Year's Honours List.
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on June 16, 2016.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Equus
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Written by Peter Shaffer
Sep 25, 2008 - Feb 08, 2009
Amadeus
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Written by Peter Shaffer
Dec 15, 1999 - May 14, 2000
White Liars & Black Comedy
Black Comedy
[Play, Comedy,Farce, Revival]
  • Written by Peter Shaffer
White Liars
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Written by Peter Shaffer
Sep 01, 1993 - Oct 03, 1993
Lettice and Lovage
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Written by Peter Shaffer
Mar 25, 1990 - Dec 23, 1990
Amadeus
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Written by Peter Shaffer
Dec 17, 1980 - Oct 16, 1983
Equus
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Written by Peter Shaffer
Oct 24, 1974 - Oct 02, 1977
Black Comedy / White Lies
Black Comedy
[Play, Farce, Comedy, Original]
  • Written by Peter Shaffer
White Lies
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Peter Shaffer
Feb 12, 1967 - Dec 02, 1967
The Royal Hunt of the Sun
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Peter Shaffer
Oct 26, 1965 - Jun 11, 1966
The Private Ear and The Public Eye
The Private Ear
[Play, One Act, Comedy, Original]
  • Written by Peter Shaffer
The Public Eye
[Play, One Act, Comedy, Original]
  • Written by Peter Shaffer
Oct 09, 1963 - Feb 29, 1964
Five Finger Exercise
[Play, Original]
  • Written by Peter Shaffer
Dec 02, 1959 - Oct 01, 1960
Touring ProductionsDates of Touring Productions
Lettice and Lovage
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Written by Peter Shaffer
Apr 09, 1992 - Jan 31, 1993
1990 Tony Award® Best Play
Lettice and Lovage [nominee]
Written by Peter Shaffer
1981 Tony Award® Best Play
winner Amadeus [winner]
Written by Peter Shaffer
1981 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play
winner Amadeus [winner]
Written by Peter Shaffer
1975 Tony Award® Best Play
winner Equus [winner]
Written by Peter Shaffer
1975 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play (Foreign)
winner Equus [winner]
Written by Peter Shaffer
1967 Tony Award® Best Play
Black Comedy / White Lies [nominee]
Written by Peter Shaffer
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