Amadeus Questions and Answers

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Chuckle, I like this question. There is a trick to it. The above answers are correct: Constanze was Mozart's wife's name and thus her nickname is Stanzi. Mozart's first name was Wolfgang, so it is...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2015 1:42 am UTC

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The ending to Forman's film is not the most optimistic of endings. As the film concludes, Salieri works Mozart to his very end with the composition of the Requiem. Given his own exhaustion,...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2015 11:59 am UTC

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On the face of it, the main conflict of Amadeus is between the musical abilities of the composers Salieri and Mozart. Salieri has devoted his life to music and risen to the rank of court composer....

Latest answer posted November 4, 2019 9:27 am UTC

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I think that the most obvious similarity is that they both love music. Mozart and Salieri were able to appreciate and love music at a leve that was uniquely different from others and from their...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2011 10:24 am UTC

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In Amadeus, Salieri's perceived deficiencies are reflected in the strengths of Mozart. Because Salieri is unable to accept his own strengths, weaknesses, and actions, he alternatively spends the...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2017 1:00 am UTC

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The play, which opens with the aged Salieri, who has been a successful composer in the Hapsburg court under Emperor Joseph II, addresses the audience in a confession of his having killed the...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2015 10:57 pm UTC

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In Amadeus, Salieri presents himself as a conventionally well-behaved man who wanted to excel as a musician. This was his attitude toward his own creativity, his successful musical career, and his...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2018 5:40 pm UTC

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I think that you can make a very strong case that Salieri is the central figure of the film. Initially, it should be noted that Salieri's voice is what guides us throughout the film. He is the...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2010 1:20 pm UTC

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There are a couple of issues present in the question. The first would be Salieri’s bargain with God. This is facilitated on the idea that Salieri knew as a young boy how committed he was to the...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2010 6:36 pm UTC

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Peter Schaffer goes out of his way to create a creepy, uneasy, Gothic mood in the opening scene of his play that startles the viewer (or reader of the script). Salieri sits in darkness and cries...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2019 7:13 pm UTC

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If you mean what actor played the main role, it was F. Murray Abraham. The giggly Mozart was played by Tom Hulce. The film describes the rivalry between Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2009 2:35 pm UTC

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The premise of Amadeus is that genius, and by extension all talent, is God-given and does not correspond to socially approved behavior. Throughout the play, Salieri begrudges Amadeus his genius and...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2018 8:38 pm UTC

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Salieri does endure a challenging lot, but it truly is not a justification for his envy. That being said, Salieri's fundamental challenge is that he loves music and loves the creation of it. Yet,...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2010 7:49 am UTC

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Amadeus is a fictional drama written by English playwright and screenwriter Peter Shaffer, originally published in 1979. Set in Vienna, Austria, it tells the story of the interesting relationship...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2020 10:29 am UTC

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When a character speaks a soliloquy in a play, the character is alone (or believes that they're alone). Being alone, the character has no reason to lie to anyone. Whoever is speaking invariably...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2020 5:43 pm UTC

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I suppose that both played a role in their respective falls from grace. Salieri allowed his own sense of jealously and envy to reach unmanageable proportions. In his own search to appropriate the...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2010 3:26 am UTC

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Two instances of remorse and forgiveness are Mozart’s reaction to his father’s death and his reaction to learning of Salieri’s help. During the course of act 2, Salieri continues his campaign to...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2018 8:16 pm UTC

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Amadeus takes place in Vienna during the 1780s and 1790s, dealing as it does with the rivalry between Mozart and Antonio Salieri, another composer who was active at the Habsburg court during this...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2019 4:09 am UTC

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Toward the end of his life, Mozart suffered from pain, swelling, fevers, and vomiting. All of these were symptoms of rheumatic fever. This disease is often brought on after a severe bacterial...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2010 8:38 pm UTC

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I think that Schaffer's work can be about many elements. Consumption could certainly be a part of this. Mozart is consumed with his music. The fact that he is depicted as pursuing this ideal of...

Latest answer posted August 28, 2010 6:57 am UTC

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English playwright Peter Shaffer's 1979 play Amadeus is a tale of the life of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Later remade into a feature film, it focuses on an embellished and fictionalized...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2018 7:13 pm UTC

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http://www.enotes.com/amadeus I don't know what is wrong, but my entire post is not going up. At any rate, there is definite evidence of internal conflict in Solieri. Since your post is more...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2008 5:40 pm UTC

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The original question had to be edited. In some ways, Schaffer's work might be able to be seen as representative of Artaud's theories on the theatre of the cruel. Artaud's theories on this...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2013 11:47 am UTC

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I think that this is a critical issue in the play. On one hand, I do think that the play makes the argument that inner desires are extremely important to both the creative process as well as to...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2011 4:17 pm UTC

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I think that Shaffer accomplishes his end goal in bringing out a complexity and depth to both principals in the work. The audience is left to muddle through the newly established intricacy of both...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2011 7:04 am UTC

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