Amadeus script
Amadeus (1984)
Synopsis: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tom Hulce) is a remarkably talented young Viennese composer who unwittingly finds a fierce rival in the disciplined and determined Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham). Resenting Mozart for both his hedonistic lifestyle and his undeniable talent, the highly religious Salieri is gradually consumed by his jealousy and becomes obsessed with Mozart's downfall, leading to a devious scheme that has dire consequences for both men.


Mozart! Mozart! I cannot bear it any

longer! I confess! I confess what I

did! I'm guilty! I killed you! Sir

I confess! I killed you!

The door of the house bursts open. The Valet hobbles out,

holding the sugared cake. The wind catches at his shawl.


Mozart, perdonami! Forgive your

assassin! Pietˆ! Pietˆ! Forgive your

assassin! Forgive me! Forgive!



(looking up to the


That's all right, Signore! He heard

you! He forgave you! He wants you to

go inside now and shut the window!

Old Salieri stares down at him. Some of the passersby have

now stopped and are watching this spectacle.


Come on, Signore! Look what I have

for you! I can't give it to you from

down here, can I?

Old Salieri looks at him in contempt. Then he turns away

back into the room, shutting the window with a bang. Through

the glass, the old man stares down at the group of onlookers

in the street. They stare back at him in confusion.


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Peter Shaffer

Sir Peter Levin Shaffer, CBE was an English playwright and screenwriter of numerous award-winning plays, several of which have been turned into films. more…

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