Synopses & 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.
"Remarkable...a psychiatric detective story of infinite skill." The New York Times
About the Author
Peter Shaffer is a dramatist familiar to American audiences as the author of Equus and of a string of other theatrical successes: "Five Finger Exercise, The Private Ear and The Public Eye, The Royal Hunt of the Sun and Black Comedy.