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Quotation by Peter Shaffer
Figaro is a bad play. It stirs up hatred between the classes. In France, it has caused nothing but bitterness. My own dear sister, Antoinette, writes me that she is beginning to be frightened of her own people.
Peter Shaffer (b. 1926), British playwright, screenwriter. Emperor Joseph II (Jeffrey Jones), Amadeus, forbidding Mozart to create an opera based on The Marriage of Figaro (1984).
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