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Equus and Shrivings : two plays / by Peter Shaffer.

; Shaffer, Peter, 1926- Shrivings
1st ed.. New York : Atheneum, 1974.
ISBN 9780689106309, 0689106300

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Other Title Shrivings
Other Authors Shaffer, Peter, 1926-
Subjects Adolescent psychotherapy -- Drama.
Adolescent psychotherapy.
Mental illness -- Drama.
Mental illness.
Pacifism -- Drama.
Psychiatrists -- Drama.
Youth -- Drama.
Description 211 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1974.
Summary The first play "Equus": Psychiatrist Martin Dysart is handed the most shocking case of his career when Alan Strang is entrusted to his care. Strang has blinded six horses with a metal spike, an eerie and terrifying act. The suspects in the psychological mystery that ensues include Alan's father, a man with a secret life, and the girl who was found hysterical on the night of the crime. The revelations lead doctor and patient to a climactic session in which the truth will be found, but at a price neither dares to contemplate. -- The second play "Shrivings": Gideon, the patriarch of the piece is a Peace Loving man, a famous author, he's been knighted and is nationally regarded as a politically outspoken liberal. He lives secluded at Shrivings, a hotel like home for any curious vagabond to stay, the only need being a commitment to humanism, peacefulness and hope. With him is David Askelon a twenty-something dropout. David's father Mark was once Gideon's star pupil, also a renowned author, he's to be arriving at Shrivings, the two men honorees of some literary/national prize. Finally there is Lois, a young American who serves as Gideon's secretary and maid, a disciple like David, she's disillusioned by the American Left's deterioration and violence. --Aco at
Contents Equus [Themes: Mental illness ; Psychiatrists ; Adolescent psychotherapy] -- Shrivings [Themes: Pacifism ; Youth].
Genre Drama.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1111516
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Shaffer, Peter, 1926-
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