Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sir Peter Shaffer, 1926-2016

The death has been announced of playwright Sir Peter Shaffer, three weeks after his 90th birthday.

Some of Shaffer's plays were turned into movies, most notably Amadeus and Equus. The movie version of Equus happens to be on the TCM schedule at 2:00 AM Thursday (ie. overnight between Wednesday and Thursday or late Wednesday evening out on the west coast) as part of the TCM "Stage to Screen" spotlight.

Peter was also the twin brother of playwright Anthony Shaffer, whose play Sleuth was also turned into a movie.

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