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Equus (play)

7 Ratings: 4.0
A play by Peter Shaffer written in 1973.

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/sexual fascination with horses.      Shaffer was inspired to write Equus when … see full wiki

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2 reviews about Equus (play)
review by . June 25, 2010
A teenage boy was supposed to be sent to prison, but - as the result of others- he was sent to psychiatrist. As a result of the confrontations - literally and metaphorically, as ideas are thrown about, - shared between these two characters, one is exposed to several themes. For instance, as the psychiatrist attempted to "normalize" the boy, the psychiatrist began to have doubts about the merits of his work. Was becoming like “everyone else” truly something …
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
An astonishing psychological drama that examines the very nature of passion, what it is, what it means, what it does to a person. In many ways shocking, yet the progress of young Alan from acolyte to fallen angel is a road that any one of us could travel. The 1977 film (Richard Burton, Peter Firth) is a faithful adaptation, if you find reading a play to be difficult. Not to be missed; you'll talk about it for many years to come.
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