Equus (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 1, 2011 - Drama - 128 pages
17 Reviews
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. As psychiatrist Martin Dysart struggles to understand the motivation for Alan's brutality, he is increasingly drawn into Alan's web and eventually forced to question his own sanity. Equus is a timeless classic and a cornerstone of contemporary drama that delves into the darkest recesses of human existence.
  

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User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

A brilliant parable about how the modern, Apolloian, post-Christianity society is destroying humanity's natural Dionysian impulses. Read full review

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User Review  - Louisa Talipski - Goodreads

Wow! I haven't read a play since college but I'm really glad I read this. Now that I have, I can't help thinking that Daniel Radcliffe was horribly miscast as the main character. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
5
Section 4
7
Section 5
9
Section 6
30
Section 7
41
Section 8
43
Section 9
48
Section 10
73
Section 11
91
Section 12
95
Section 13
111
Section 14
118
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One of the foremost playwrights of our time, Peter Shaffer has had seven plays produced on Broadway. He has won every major dramatic award as well as an Academy Award for the screenplay adaptation of his play Amadeus.

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