- NAME: Peter Shaffer
- OCCUPATION: Playwright
- BIRTH DATE: May 15, 1926 (Age: 87)
- EDUCATION: University of Cambridge, St. Paul's, University of Cambridge, Trinity College
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
- Full Name: Sir Peter Levin Shaffer
- AKA: Sir Peter Shaffer
- AKA: Peter Shaffer
- AKA: Peter Levin Shaffer
- ZODIAC SIGN: Taurus
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Peter Shaffer is a British playwright and the author of several award-winning plays, some of which were adapted for the screen, including Five Finger Exercise.
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British playwright Peter Shaffer was educated at Cambridge before working as in publishing and book reviews. His first play, Five-Finger Exercise, garnered incredible reviews and practically secured his reputation overnight. He has authored several other award-winning plays, some of which were adapted for the screen, including The Royal Hunt of the Sun and Amadeus, the latter of which won eight Academy Awards.
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