Friday, 10 April 2009

Equus by Peter Shaffer

I read the script for this play last night. I had a vague idea what it was about but deliberately didn't read any more about it so I came to it fresh. It was a very powerful piece of work which I would like to see performed, but even as a written piece it was shocking. It appears dated at times (I wonder if they update the references for performances?) and some of the revelations were too-clearly signalled. However, it had a fascinating conclusion both to the mystery involved and to the play itself. It raises huge issues about normality and spirituality. I see there is a film of the play although this is not without its detractors. Here is a link to the Broadway version of the play (with Daniel Radcliffe).

Day 183; Book 180

1 comment:

  1. Anne I've never read the script but did see the play many years ago - powerful indeed describes it very well indeed. I can still remember it quite clearly......shocking but extremely well acted ......quite disturbing really. Have seen it as a play on TV too. Jo