Peter Shaffer

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Petina Gappah: 'Last book to make me laugh? The cheese chapter in Three Men in a Boat'
The Zimbabwean writer and lawyer on crying over Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet, the influence of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and the books she feels have been overlooked in 2020

Petina Gappah

02, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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National Theatre announces final free streams including Small Island
The NT’s popular online initiative continues with the ambitious 2019 adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Windrush novel and four more shows

Chris Wiegand

11, Jun, 2020 @11:01 AM

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Equus review – Peter Shaffer's homoerotic classic is exhilarating
Ned Bennett brilliantly directs the landmark 1973 play about a teenager who has blinded horses

Michael Billington

25, Feb, 2019 @12:05 AM

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Ned Bennett: 'I want audiences to soil themselves and throw up'
He lit up An Octoroon, had a cult smash with Pomona and let loose deadly bunnies in Buggy Baby. Now the director is set to stun audiences with Peter Shaffer’s psychodrama Equus

Matt Trueman

04, Feb, 2019 @5:27 PM

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Top 10 books about psychiatry
Spanning unusual cruelty and extraordinary kindness, authors from Pat Barker to Janet Frame explore an unsettling branch of medicine

Elizabeth Lowry

10, Oct, 2018 @11:12 AM

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Miloš Forman: the director who brought the spirit of anti-Soviet rebellion to Hollywood | Peter Bradshaw
The Czech film-maker forged a brilliant career after overcoming the obstacles of both postwar communism in his homeland and Hollywood to where he escaped

Peter Bradshaw

14, Apr, 2018 @10:29 AM

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Lettice and Lovage review – Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman shine
Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman play the warring aesthetes to a tee

Susan Sheahan

21, May, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Lettice and Lovage review – Lipman and Kendal join forces for farcical charades
Maureen Lipman’s brisk bureaucrat is a perfect complement to Felicity Kendal’s gutsy exhibitionist in a revival of Peter Shaffer’s heritage satire

Michael Billington

18, May, 2017 @10:28 AM

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Replay for today: why the remake is making a comeback
In theatre as in film and on television, there is a strong sense of deja vu these days, with revivals and remakes filling our screens

Mark Lawson

17, Dec, 2016 @12:01 PM

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Amadeus review – a lush, high-voltage revival
Adam Gillen’s Mozart and Lucian Msamati’s Salieri share the honours as Peter Shaffer’s 1979 hit returns to the National

Susannah Clapp

30, Oct, 2016 @7:45 AM

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Amadeus review – stunning production pits Salieri against God, Mozart and his own orchestra
Musicians are thrust centre stage to epic effect in Michael Longhurst’s revival, and Lucian Msamati is excellent as the composer locked in battle with the divine

Michael Billington

27, Oct, 2016 @10:56 AM

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From the scatological to the sublime: why Amadeus strikes a chord
In 1979 Simon Callow was offered the dream role of Mozart in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus. As the play returns to the National, he recalls his early doubts and backstage battles

Simon Callow

22, Oct, 2016 @10:00 AM

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