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*Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play* *A Broadway production starring Richard Griffiths and Daniel Radcliffe*

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.

“Remarkable...a psychiatric detective story of infinite skill” (The New York Times) Equus is a timeless classic and a cornerstone of contemporary drama that delves into the darkest recesses of human existence.

About The Author

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Scribner (February 1, 2011)
  • Length: 128 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781451639575

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Raves and Reviews

“A very important play.” —Clive Barnes, The New York Times

“Quite simply, Equus is magnificent.” Sunday Express (London)

“The closest I have seen a contemporary play come to reanimating the spirit of mystery that makes the stage a place of breathless discovery.” The New York Times

“Remarkable...a psychiatric detective story of infinite skill.” —Walter Kerr, The New York Times

“Peter Shaffer's homoerotic classic is exhilarating.”The Guardian

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