Alan was instantly interested when he discovered that Jill has such close contact with horses after she tells him that she works for a local stable owner. Just accept horses are quirky.
Many horses are masters of the totally flat stare too. Ideally when just between you and the horse, reach out a little palm downto see if the horse will turn and sniff you. Do not assume that a horse putting its head over the door to look at you is an open invitation to go all touchy-feely.
Some horse will immediately move in the box and come to the front to match the new voice with the familiar sound of their name. Part of their job remit is to teach humans all sorts of things and sometimes just be patient and tolerant whilst they fumble about learning about tack and stuff.
Alan was traumatized, particularly when he realized that his father was lying when he tried to justify his presence in the theater. In particular, the casting of then year-old Radcliffe caused some controversy since the role of Alan Strang required him to appear nude on stage.
This is a light-hearted approach and meant to be taken as such. Dysart learns that Frank, concerned that Alan has taken far too much interest in the more violent aspects of the Bible, destroyed a violent picture of the Crucifixion that Alan had hung at the foot of his bed.
After turning 17, Alan took a job working in a shop selling electrical goods, where he met Jill Mason, an outgoing and free-spirited young woman.
Movement - Not much from the feet unless there are flies. If you are able to stand still and apologise for appearing out of nowhere, the horse will pause to assess the situation before making a decision on how to react. Jill suggested that Alan work for the owner of the stables, Harry Dalton, and Alan agrees.
The production was largely funded by donations on Kickstarter and was well received by critics and audiences alike.
He learns that, from an early age, Alan has been receiving conflicting viewpoints on religion from his parents. First, Equus is a critique of Christianity.
Its clarity and brazen innovation puts it in a category all its own. If a horse does the previous and adds a step from the front leg towards you, then you are on a timer. You can only make ONE first impression.
Alan reveals to Dysart that he had first encountered a horse at age six, on the beach. Additionally, he identifies the mind as a function of a system that consists of intentional energy and information flow within the body and between us and other entities-other people and the larger environment in which we live.
She convinces Alan to come to the stables with her. Original Broadway production[ edit ] The play opened on Broadway at the Plymouth Theatre on 24 Octoberending on 11 September Over the stable door: Dutton in the role of Dysart. Shaffer sets up an ironic situation. Pay attention to when the horse has had enough, and has other important things to attend to.
Approaching Horses in harness: Equus is both loving and vengeful, real and unreal, perhaps symbolic of God. Jill tries to ask Alan what the problem is, but he shouts at her to leave. Even if you are a bit nervous about being around horses, or if you feel a bit intimidated by their size or the fact some bite or are aggressive your emotional brain will send you all sorts of colourful pictures as to why you should not go near them!Finally, Mind: A Journey to The Heart of being Human is an outstanding and inspirational volume that will appeal to a wide audience.
It will unequivocally transport the reader into a spiritual voyage with scientific blend combined with personal reflections, perceptions, and intentionality constituting an electrifying and illuminating reading. Journey into a mind: Peter Shaffer’s play Equus is a journey into the mind of year-old Alan Strang and his religious obsession with horses.
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Please check your internet connection or reload this page. Equus is a play by Peter Shaffer written intelling the story of a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses.
 Shaffer was inspired to write Equus when he heard of a crime involving a year-old who blinded six .Download