Peter Shaffer (centre), with Burt Lancaster (left) and Kirk Douglas, holds his Oscar for best adapted screenplay for Amadeus in 1985. Photo: AP

‘Equus’ and ‘Amadeus’ playwright Peter Shaffer dies at 90

Tribute paid to a ‘wickedly funny man’ and sparkling raconteur whose passion for his own art was matched by his love for music, painting and architecture

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Peter Shaffer (centre), with Burt Lancaster (left) and Kirk Douglas, holds his Oscar for best adapted screenplay for Amadeus in 1985. Photo: AP
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