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Research the biographies of Mozart and Salieri. Was Shaffer's portrayal of the two composers and their relationship accurate?

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Define existentialism and discover how playwrights have incorporated this theme in their plays. What existential elements do you find in Amadeus?

Read Shaffer's Equus and compare its themes to those of Amadeus. What differences do you find? What similarities do you find? Can you find a pattern in both plays?

Listen to the pieces by Mozart that are mentioned in the play, especially the ones Salieri hears during a live performance or in his head. How does the music reinforce the play's themes?

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