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Peter shaffer, a leading british playwright whose tony-winning dramas “equus” and “amadeus” explored the male psyche through the. Portrayal of religion in peter shaffer's equus essay no works cited length: 1395 words (4 double-spaced pages) rating: yellow open document. Drama peter shaffer (play), peter shaffer (screenplay) richard burton and peter firth in equus (1977) richard burton and joan plowright in equus (1977). Playwright peter shaffer, whose durable, award-winning hits included equus and amadeus, has died at the age of 90.
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