Amadeus, National Theatre, review: Mozart is a tempestuous young upstart in this surprising comic hit

Amadeus, National Theatre, review: Mozart is a tempestuous young upstart in this surprising comic hit
 

Mozart is thoroughly modern and even wears Doc Martens in this sprightly and surprising hit about the composer’s life.
Written by the celebrated British playwright Peter Shaffer, Amadeus unites high classical music with themes of jealousy and power.
Even though the play is named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Michael Longhurst’s vivid revival, true to Shaffer’s script, is really about rival composer Antonio Salieri, who was jealous of Mozart’s widespread success.
Mozart is talk of the town, but Salieri is the long-standing composer for the court of cantankerous Emperor, Joseph II. Salieri... read more

 
20 January 2018 in Showbiz, Views: 35
Source: Metro
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