07 June 2016

Playwright Peter Shaffer has died aged 90

Playwright Peter Shaffer who wrote Equus has died Monday at the age of 90. He had won a Tony Award for Equus before it was revived with Daniel in the West End in 2007.

Daniel paid tribute with following statement via his official Google+ page:
Peter Shaffer was and remains one of the U.K's greatest playwrights. He created challenging, moving and fantastically theatrical work and was also an incredibly kind, generous and funny man. In my career Equus remains one of the most important and valuable things I've ever done in terms of how much I learnt from it. I will forever be grateful to him for trusting me to play the character of Alan Strang at a time when I had extremely limited experience on stage. I feel very privileged to have worked with him and will miss him. -Dan
The Google+ link at this page is Dan's post shared via this site's Google+ page.

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