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Equus [Peter Shaffer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. An explosive play that took critics and audiences by storm, Equus is Peter Shaffer’s. Get all the key plot points of Peter Shaffer’s Equus on one page. From the creators of SparkNotes. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Equus by Peter Shaffer. Equus is a play by English playwright Peter Shaffer. Focusing .

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Archived from the original on 20 August Dysart learns that Frank, concerned that Alan has taken far too much interest in the more violent aspects of the Bible, destroyed a violent picture of the Crucifixion that Alan had hung at the foot of his bed. What dark is this? It was dark and shocking and played right into my wheelhouse. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Please Add Edition of Book.

I had to read the play and ppeter the essay in one night. Shaffer’s great play of psychological suspense. Equuw contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.

I wish I could’ve seen Daniel Radcliffe in this play. The answer to the boy’s mystery slowly unfolds during probing psychoanalysis and reenactment of key events. Slowly, Dysart makes contact with Alan by playing a game where each of them asks a question, which must be answered honestly. In any case, this is a play about someone who sees and feels more deeply than ordinary folk and the idea that such depth is to be envied even if it prohibits its possessors from fully belonging to human society.


Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. I was given this play by a dear friend of mine. The themes of blame, religion, pain, and normality found within this play all ring true still to this day.

Broadway World called the production ‘dark, daunting and sensual’ and commending its ‘stellar cast’. Read More dancers Performer.

Though it is 40 years old it is still very relevant today and very compelling. National Unified Auditions New York. Welsh felt using real horses in the film was understandable, but argued the outdoor scenes infringed on the “abstract theatrical design” that gave the play its creativity.

That’s one of the critics to Freudism. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: It’s hard to find plays that don’t look like all other plays.

It’s like a horror film that conceals the monster until the end, but petr we see it, all we see is a guy in a rubber suit. My mind is already buzzing with possible connections for creative paper topics: This play has many unusual stage directions, and I thought they were surprisingly inventive and deft, and, as I mentioned before, the dialogue as a rule realistic and believable.

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Peter Shaffer wanted to make elaborate theatre – and he succeeded

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play. If so, I I don’t care if it took Harry Potter to disrobe for people to finally see this masterwork. After taking the pill, Alan finally feels that he has been given full permission to speak freely. Actually reading the play and finding out exactly what it’s about, cleared away my initial thought that petef book is all about sex and horses. It’s all there in everyday life.


He learns that, from an early age, Alan has been receiving conflicting viewpoints on religion from his parents.

It’s about the construction of God and meaning in the modern waste land; and perhaps even more compellingly, about the moral dilemma shxffer a therapist who has to convince his patient to abandon all escape routes and return to the waste land. The idea of it being the kids fault or the parents fault that they bec The play is a well written one with a very memorable story line and in depth characters.

Mar 13, Darcy rated it really liked it. Dysart hypnotizes ;eter, and during the hypnosis, Dysart reveals elements of his terrifying dream of the ritual murder of children.

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I pictured him as Alan as I read it but I bet his performance was phenomenal. Archived from the original on 11 January Many thanks to Eric Kibler who recommended a handful of his favorites, Shqffer among them. Through a psychiatrist’s analysis of the events, Shaffer creates a chilling portrait of how materialism and convenience have killed our capacity for worship and passion and, consequently In “Equus,” which took critics and public alike by storm and has gone on to become a modern classic, Peter Shaffer depicts the story of a deranged youth who blinds six horses with a spike.