DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.02.006
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Shu-Yu Yang

Abstract: one of the greatest musicians in the world, enchants people across eras with his fabulous music. Peter Shaffer, in Amadeus (2001), depicts the mysterious life and death of this musician in a very different way. Instead of presenting an intelligent and refined artist, Shaffer, from the perspective of his rival, Antonio Salieri, gives us a "foul-mouthed, immature jackanapes" that shocks his audiences in the theatre. Lady Thatcher's displeased response after seeing the play tells the gap between Shaffer's Mozart …

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