Peter Shaffer: Equus (1973)

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Peter Shaffer: Equus (1973)

Post by jserraglio » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:20 am

IMO, one of the great tragedies in English of the past century. I saw it in NYC in 1975, with much of the original cast and Anthony Perkins as Dr. Martin Dysart.

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Re: Peter Shaffer: Equus (1973)

Post by lennygoran » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:57 pm

jserraglio wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:20 am
IMO, one of the great tragedies in English of the past century. I saw it in NYC in 1975, with much of the original cast and Anthony Perkins as Dr. Martin Dysart.
We saw it with Richard Burton-can't remember the year-a great play! Regards, Len

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Re: Peter Shaffer: Equus (1973)

Post by jserraglio » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:22 am

lennygoran wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:57 pm
We saw it with Richard Burton-can't remember the year-a great play!
The 1977 Sidney Lumet film with Richard Burton and Peter Firth is worth seeing. I showed it to my AP Lit class this year after we read the play.

Even tho' I warned them beforehand it was not for the faint of heart, they (esp. the 3-4 who hadn't bothered to read the play) were discombobulated by it, and that's putting it mildly.

"This is the craziest thing I've ever seen!" one of them screamed afterwards.

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