Nov 12, Anthony Shaffer, the British playwright whose jokey but chilling thriller ”Sleuth” ran for more than 2, performances in London’s West End and. Anthony Shaffer, the playwright who won a Tony Award for his delicious theatrical thriller, Sleuth, died of a heart attack in London Nov. 6. Oct 2, Anthony Shaffer’s meta-thriller is not so much an “ultimate game of cat-and- mouse” as an old mog prodding at its toy before settling down for a.
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Anthony Shaffer, the playwright who won a Tony Award for his delicious theatrical thriller, Sleuth, died of a heart attack in London Nov. Shaffer, whose health had been declining over the past year, was 75 and the twin brother of playwright Peter Shaffer, who penned Amadeus and Equus.
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Peter Shaffer survives s,euth brother. Shaffer was known primarily as mystery-genre writer who penned the screenplays to Alfred Hitchcock’s “Frenzy” and a number of Agatha Christie-based films, and would later adapt Sleuth, a London and Broadway hit, into a screenplay for the film that starred Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier. Shaffer was born in Liverpool in and was educated at St.
Paul’s and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was a barrister before becoming a writer. He also wrote for television.
He also worked on the Christie-inspired film, “Murder on the Orient Express,” but went uncredited. With his brother, he also wrote mystery novels. He was being a bit flip, as Pirandello often was, but the art of storytelling cannot be successfully done unless it has elements of concealment. Shaffer was working on a stage version of his screenplay, “The Slduth Man,” about the disappearance of a child on a Scottish island and the discovery of a modern pagan society there.
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Discussions with producers were under way when Mr. Shaffer took ill, according to Toronto playwright Thierry Nihill, who was co-adapting the piece with Mr. Nihill told Playbill On-Line that he will respect the wishes of Mr.
Shaffer’s wife and his representatives about the future of the project. According to The Times of London, Mr.
Shaffer split his time between a London studio and a farm near Cairns, Shaffwr, shared with his Australian actress-wife, Diane Cilento. They were married in He is survived by two daughters from a previous marriage to Carolyn Soley. Blocking belongs on the stage, not on websites.
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