1-16 of 501 results for equus play equus oct 1, 2005 by peter shaffer paperback $1219 $ 12 19 prime equus by shaffer, peter published by scribner (2005. Equus by peter shaffer note: please feel free to contact me in regard to these documents or my services as a consultant/dramaturg/muse on productions of these or other works you will find my contact information under the about tag on the site's toolbar. Equus is a play by peter shaffer written in 1973, telling the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses shaffer was inspired to write equus when he heard of a crime involving a 17-year-old who blinded six horses in a small town near suffolk. Sir peter shaffer born: peter levin shaffer 15 may 1926 liverpool shaffer's play, equus won the 1975 tony award for best play and the new york drama critics. Equus drama written by peter shaffer direction by john fisher theatre rhino, eureka theater, 215 jackson street, san francisco, ca 94111 shaffer's play is.
Sir peter shaffer, the british playwright who penned amadeus and equus, died monday morning after falling ill last week he was 90. Post productions presents peter shaffer's equus, the explosive play that took critics and audiences by storm, at the shadowbox theatre on september 28, 29 & october 4. Equus is a play by peter shaffer written in 1973, telling the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses.
Peter shaffer, writer: amadeus educated st paul's school & trinity college, cambridge worked in aquisitions dept of new york public library and for music publisher boosey & hawkes before finding fame as playwright. 1 introduction welcome to the education resources for equus by peter shaffer in the following pages you will find information relating to the play. This summer, jeremy seghers will stage peter shaffer's psychological drama equus at the acre orlando inspired by actual events, the play tells the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has horrifically blinded six horses.
Equus is a dramatic play written by peter shaffer premiered in 1973 shaffer is an english playwright and screenwriter from liverpool, england shaffer is an english playwright and screenwriter from liverpool, england. Equus essay examples 15 total results equus by peter shaffer: the influence of alan's parents on his personality the brutal play of equus by peter shaffer 942. Equus by peter shaffer is one of the six set texts for the new edexcel a level the play the best way for students to understand how they would play the. Equus, a play written by british playwright peter shaffer in 1973, has turned out to become a modern classic and one of the greatest works of drama this two-act play first premiered in london and was subsequently staged on broadway, where it garnered a successful run. Ideas informing shaffer's play linear disclosure of alan's condition leading up to the brutal maiming of horses followed by a promise of partial.
Passion in peter shaffer's equus - the play equus is about a young boy who viciously blinds six horses with a metal spike in a stable and the psychiatrist, martin dysart, who investigates the boy’s mental state. Buy a cheap copy of equus : a play book by peter shaffer an explosive play that took critics and audiences by storm, equus is peter shaffers exploration of the way modern society has destroyed our ability to feel. An explosive play that took critics and audiences by storm, equus is peter shaffer's exploration of the way modern society has destroyed our ability to feel passion alan strang is a disturbed youth whose dangerous obsession with horses leads him to commit an unspeakable act of violence.
Remarkably, though, peter shaffer achieved the feat in three successive decades: with the royal hunt of the sun in the 1960s, equus in the 70s and amadeus in the 80s amadeus became one of the few. Equus: equus, drama in two acts by peter shaffer, produced and published in 1973 it depicts a psychiatrist's fascination with a disturbed teenager's mythopoeic obsession with horses. To some, peter shaffer's controversial play equus (1973) may be guilty of such a crime: disenchanted with psychiatry's view of human behavior, equus adopts an alternate perspective that unfortunately commits the same mistakes as the target of its criticism at the same time, however, [a] philosopher who prefers a good argument for a bad.
Article on playwright peter shaffer, author of equus, recently produced on bway illus (l) less brutal place one thing the critics agreed on was that it was a well‐made play. The play equus by peter shaffer is an example of the complex and sometimes adversarial relationship between medicine and religion the play's main character, 17-year-old alan strang, is sent to psychiatrist martin dysart, after he gouges out the eyes of 6 horses that were previously the object of. The questors present equus by peter shaffer twentieth century theatrical masterwork 11-18 april 2015 psychiatrist martin dysart is confronted with the case o. Popular videos - equus equus - topic 200 videos 10,241 views updated yesterday play all share play next play now equus by peter shaffer | the questors theatre.