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ANTHONY SHAFFER (1926-2001) was a barrister, then a partner in a film production company before he took up writing full-time. In 1970 his stage play Sleuth was presented in London and subsequently in New York, where it won the Tony Award as the best Play of the Year. His other work for the stage includes: Murderer (1975), Widow's Weeds (1977) and The Case of the Oily Levantine (1979, presented in New York in 1982 under the title Whodunnit).

He also wrote many screenplays, including: Forbush and the Penguins (1972), the adaptation of Sleuth, which starred Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine (1974), Frenzy, The Wicker Man, Absolution, starring Richard Burton, and three Agatha Christie films — Death on the Nile, Evil Under The Sun and Appointment with Death — all of which starred Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot. Shaffer’s autobiography So What Did You Expect? was published by Picador in 2002.


This Savage Parade by Anthony Shaffer publisher Amber Lane Press
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Anthony Shaffer
This Savage Parade

A high-ranking Nazi, Rudolf Bauer, is hunted down in South America and brought to Tel Aviv in 1962 for a secret trial. It is the task of the three 'judges' to establish Bauer's identity and confirm his guilt as a war criminal. Originally written in 1963 it was revived in 1987. (Cast 8m)

“[In] Anthony Shaffer’s compelling play ... there are several coups de théâtre of a brilliance expected from the author of Sleuth...”
~ Mark Sanderson, Time Out

"It is Shaffer's special gift that he can lead an audience up a dramatic cul-de-sac, and then surprise them by finding an ingenious exit no-one could suspect was there... he succeeds in gripping our attention with vice-like efficiency."
~ Milton Shulman, London Evening Standard

This Savage Parade explores the oft-made claim that the state of Israel is in danger of becoming as fascist in its way as the Third Reich...”
~ Paul Taylor, Independent

“[Shaffer] has used the genre of the mystery thriller to present intelligent and serious argument about such vast concepts as justice, morality and faith ... This thoughtful and at times exciting play deserves to attract a wide audience.”
~ Charles Osborne, Daily Telegraph

 


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