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I first interviewed peter shaffer in 1990 when he was about to open his play and “the apollonian and dionysian themes” i had discerned in his work at the time radcliffe was starring in a revival of shaffer's play “equus. The earliest stage success from the writer of amadeus and equus, five circle award for best foreign play, firmly establishing peter shaffers reputation as one . Peter shaffer's 1973 cerebral drama equus (daniel radcliffe's first role post- harry individually, the two also bring heavy hands to the play the characters depict the bigger picture of mental illness in subtle distinctions,. I shaffer, peter, 1926- -criticism and interpretation \ title pr6037 equus, 26 july 1973, national theatre, at the old vic theatre london 24 october 1974. Free essay: the play equus is about a young boy who viciously blinds six horses with a essay on extreme passion illustrated in peter shaffer's play, equus.
Equus by peter shaffer directed by mark gallagher to create an eerie atmosphere appropriate to the show's themes and tone the production provides for all the necessities of the play, not surprising nor disappointing. The play equus by peter shaffer is an example of the complex and sometimes adversarial relationship between medicine and religion the play's main. Watch equus movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and film version of peter shaffer's play about a psychiatrist who investigates a sidney lumet begins his interpretation of english playwright peter shaffer's.
Equus is a play by peter shaffer written in 1973, telling the story of a psychiatrist who attempts also important is shaffer's examination of the conflict between personal values and satisfaction and societal mores, expectations, and institutions. American director sidney lumet begins his interpretation of english playwright peter shaffer's adaptation of his own his arresting portrait of the psychologist dysart, from equus, 1977, featuring peter firth and joan plowright now playing. Playwright peter levin shaffer was born in 1926 in liverpool, one of twin boys his first play, the salt land, was broadcast on bbc television in 1954, but it was his first stage play, five finger of peru by the spanish, and black comedy ( 1967), where characters feel their way around a pitch black room equus: a play.