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Equus Equus written by Peter Shaffer the creator of plays such as Amadeus and The Royal Hunt Of The Sun creates a psychological thriller that probes deep in to the misguided intentions of religion in a boy named Alan Strang The play does not stop with character development in him though it also explores the doctor treating him Martian Dysart and even Alans parents Dora and Frank The play opens with several monologues from the Doctor providing an introduction to himself and his patient Alan It does not give much information though leaving that for later in the play Alan was brought to Dysarts clinic rather then jail when he committed the crime of blinding several horses at the stables that he worked at He was at first closed up communicating only by jingles from television commercials but then he starts to regard Dr Dysart as a friend Dr Dysart though has his own problems though battling a recurring dream that has him worried even about his own strengths as a doctor The progression of Alans character is one of many ups and downs From one minute to another he is on a roller coaster once appearing better but then falling downhill as fast as he started For every stride in improvement he makes he finds himself back where he started in a psychological battle against himself Eventually Dr Dysart decides that he only alternative course of action to take is hypnosis to help Alan relive what happened at the stables Instead of being clear-cut it turns into more of a battle with sexual frustration and worshiping of the gods he seems to revere the horses in the stable There is one horse that seems to mean the most to Allan Nugget to him is a god He treats it with respect at one point even placing sandals on the foot of the horse He rides Nugget naked through the forest during
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