Dysart from equus by peter shaffer monologue search. This foremost of contemporary playwrights began his writing career crafting solid but unexceptional mystery novels. Equus play project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. Shaffer was inspired to write equus when he heard of a crime involving a 17yearold who blinded six horses in a small town in suffolk. Equus study guide contains a biography of peter shaffer, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Peter levin shaffer, fodd 15 maj 1926 i liverpool, dod 6 juni 2016 i county cork, irland, 1 var en brittisk dramatiker.
The drama unfolds through the eyes of martin dysart, a psychiatrist and an amateur mythologist, who narrates the events of. He cowrote three detective novels with his brother anthony shaffer under the pseudonym peter antony. The main characters in equus display a wide range of relationships to religion. Freud is found in psychiatrists reliance on talk therapy. He begins with a monologue in which he outlines the case of alan strang who has a pathological religioussexual fascination with horses. Equus is a 1973 play by english playwright peter shaffer. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. Pdf amadeus book by peter shaffer free download 160 pages. The process of labelling whereby labels are socially imposed on a given behaviour by a given person is an extensive and recurrent one in our society, as proved by the labelling of behaviours and people even. A few books which will provide a good introduction to critical thought on equus are listed in resources and further reading. The film stars richard burton, peter firth, colin blakely, joan plowright, eileen atkins, and jenny agutter.
Essays and criticism on peter shaffer shaffer, peter vol. Peter shaffer was strongly influenced by the theories of psychologist r. Shaffer died on 6 june 2016 while on a trip to the southwest of ireland, three weeks after his 90th birthday. Equus, drama in two acts by peter shaffer, produced and published in 1973.
Both the preoedipal and oedipal aspects are discussed. Equus by peter shaffer longman literature edition 1993. The present paper aims to offer an overview of dixons from passions to emotions. C j gianakaris the career of british dramatist peter shaffer has been filled with anomalies. A una norteamericana tradujo una novela del espanol al ingles. Equus nos habla,en esencia, del individuo frente a una sociedad.
From the dramatic five finger exercise to the farcical black comedy, from the psychological equus to the biographical amadeus, shaffer has evinced a remarkable versatility. Equus is a dramatic work written by english playwright peter shaffer in 1973. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. Peter shaffer and 7 related entities entities finder. The creation of a secular psychological category and pugmires sound sentiments. Greg wroblewski and tuna author peter shaffer and his twin brother anthony, also a playwrightscreenwriter, were quite the rage in the english stage and screen of the 1960s and 70s. Alans pose represents a contour of great tenderness. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeenyearold stable boy named alan strang, the only son of an opinionated but inwardlytimid father and a genteel, religious mother. It tells the story of a boy who has a strange, religious fascination with horses. He won an academy award and a golden globe award for best screenwriter. In a spotlight stands alan strang, a lean boy of seventeen, in sweater and jeans. Free download or read online amadeus pdf epub book. This is a digitized version of an article from the timess print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996.
Read tips to read equus by peter shaffer online from the story anarchist by kellierolland with 55 reads. He is treated by a psychiatrist who, in turn, realizes some things about himself during these sessions. Psychoanalyst says nay to equus the new york times. This page was last edited on 9 january 2019, at 15. Peter shaffer simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Shaffer was born a twin his brother is anthony in 1926 in liverpool, england. Equus is a drama 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 fascination with horses. He implies that turning alan into what society says is normal will, in some way, also destroy alan, make him a ghost. Monet hanen naytelmistaan on palkittu ja useat on myos filmatisoitu, ehka tunnetuimpana wolfgang amadeus mozartin elamaan loyhasti perustuva amadeus. Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. He was known for his works in equus, amadeus, black comedy, and in the royal hunt of the sun. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books youve read. Freud also collected ancient greek and egyptian artefacts.
Sir peter levin shaffer 15 may 1926 6 june 2016 was an english playwright and screenwriter. Peter shaffer has 32 books on goodreads with 59556 ratings. Mar 03, 2007 peter shaffer s startling play equus, a study in repressed sexuality, was very much a product of the 1970s. Whether youve loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Archetypal symbols and conflict in peter shaffer s equus a thesis submitted for partial fulfillment to the requirement for the degree of sarjana humaniora by.
Equus, e film vum sidney lumet vun 1977, realiseiert op basis vum theatersteck. Peter shaffer az internetes broadwayadatbazisban, a broadway leagueben forditas szerkesztes ez a szocikk reszben vagy egeszben a peter shaffer cimu olasz wikipediaszocikk ezen valtozatanak forditasan alapul. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, the times does. Identity and the relationship of humans and horses in peter shaffer. Pdf downloads of all 1285 litcharts literature guides. By exploring these relationships, shaffer shows us that we all worship something in life, whether or not we belong to an actual religion.
Simply because the play paints a picture of the psychoanalytic process that demands a professional. Shaffer was gay but did not write explicitly about it. He won an academy award and a golden globe award for best screenwriter shaffer died on 6 june 2016 at the age of 90 while on a trip to the southwest of ireland. An explosive play that took critics and audiences by storm, equus is peter shaffers exploration of the way modern society has destroyed our ability to feel. Equus book by peter shaffer official publisher page. Aug 02, 2016 peter shaffers play, equus, has been shocking audiences since 1973. Sep 23, 2008 playwright peter shaffer topand the original equus posteron the eve of the firstand highly publicizedbroadway revival of equus, broadway. Equus film, a film adaptation of the peter shaffer play.
Integrity in the emotions, emphasizing the historical evolution and descent of. A play in two acts by peter shaffer 20050503 jan 1, 1872. Equus symbols from litcharts the creators of sparknotes. 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 fascination with horses. A psychiatrist, martin dysart, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in hampshire, england. It depicts a psychiatrists fascination with a disturbed teenagers mythopoeic obsession with horses. Essays and criticism on peter shaffer critical essays. Martin dysart, as he tries to help 17yearold alan strang, who has just been charged with blinding five.
Peter levin shaffer liverpool, 1926ko maiatzaren 15a cork konderria, irlanda, 2016ko ekainaren 6a ingelesliteratura eta musikakritikaria eta antzerkigilea izan zen. Gianakaris, provides a good general introduction to peter shaffer s work. The leading role of alan strang has been performed by acclaimed actors such as daniel radcliffe, peter firth and alfie allen. Entity index this is the list of all entities in this result page. Equus, written in 1973, is one of peter shaffer s most celebrated plays. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 160 pages and is available in paperback format. In equus, which took critics and public alike by storm and has gone on to become a modern classic, peter shaffer depicts the story of a deranged youth who blinds six horses with a spike. Selfconsciously staging itself in the psychotherapy sessions of a disturbed young man, peter shaffer s equus is a shocking exploration of the limits of faith, of the intersecting worlds of the sacred and profane, and of the paltry value of a mundane life, published in penguin modern classics. In this paper on equus, an attempt is made to explore from an analytic point of view the psychodynamics of the protagonist, alan, and his therapist, dysart. English playwright sir peter shaffer s international hit is a dazzling, complex, and thrilling look at. The main characters of this plays, drama story are. Before studying the play equus itself, one might look at the background and development of its author, peter shaffer.
One of laings central ideas concerning human psychology is that, to some extent, mental illness is societys shared. Equus by peter shaffer longman literature edition 1993 on. Equus genus, a genus of animals including horses, donkeys and zebras. Equus magazine, american monthly lifestyle magazine for horse enthusiasts. Writing for theatre arts in february, 1960, peter shaffer made a declaration of independence. Jun 07, 2016 peter shaffer, a leading british playwright whose tonywinning dramas equus and amadeus explored the male psyche through the entwined anguish of dual protagonists, died on monday in. The concepts of passion and worship are intimately related in equus, and over the course of the play, shaffer complicates our idea of what religion is and should be. Shaffer died on 6 june 2016 at the age of 90 while on a trip to the southwest of. Dysart is a psychiatrist in a psychiatric hospital. Descargue como docx, pdf, txt o lea en linea desde scribd. The first edition of the novel was published in 1979, and was written by peter shaffer. The story concerns a psychiatrist treating a teenager who has blinded horses in a stable, attempting to find the root of his horse worship. Dysart discovers a fervent, passionate, almost religious power that has both the power to destroy alan, and perhaps, to save the doctor himself. Hum english department faculty of humanities andalas university padang.
Start your 48hour free trial to unlock this peter shaffer study guide and get instant access. Its publication definitely brought an innovative spirit to the contemporary theatre. Han var forfattare till en mangd prisbelonta pjaser, varav flera har blivit filmatiserade. Psychotherapist adam phillips celebrates its long overdue revival and its enduring. Equus, peter shaffer s play about a young man who undergoes therapy after blinding six horses, is a torturous experience, an uneasy bonding of psychology, religious exploration and individual agony. He wrote numerous awardwinning plays, of which several were adapted into films. The theme of religion and worship in equus from litcharts. Among his plays, the salt land 1954, equus 1973 which won shaffer the 1975 tony award for best play as well. Pauls eta trinity collegen egin zituen ikasketak, cambridgen. Alan strang is a disturbed youth whose dangerous obsession with horses leads him to commit an unspeakable act of violence. Why should a psychoanalyst like myself be analyzing peter shaffer s new hit play equus. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of equus by peter shaffer. Shaffer was inspired to write equus when he heard of a crime involving a 17yearold who blinded six horses in a small town near suffolk. Shaffer s literary and cultural contexts are sources of ideas and symbolism.980 771 202 916 280 1280 1588 1224 465 1130 935 1415 834 1328 714 906 66 186 733 33 1176 1133 183 462 844 1325 543 441 29 1245 793