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Amadeus by Peter Shaffer
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Mar 14, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: plays
Read in March, 2009

Again, it's always funny seeing the movie before reading the book or play it was based off of but I found this play very enjoyable to read. I really liked how Salieri narrated the whole thing. It made Mozart seem, if possible, even more annoying than he was in the movie, which emphasized that you were watching him through Salieri's eyes.
I loved the venticelli who brought him gossip. I just loved the way their characters talked - it made them really seem like the little winds their name is based off of. I also really liked the mix of French and Italian with the English. It kept me on my toes because, especially for the Italian, I really had to think about what they were saying. It was fun trying to do it without the help of a translator. Fetes and fireworks I say...
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