Mrs. Snober Sataravala spoke about ‘EQUUS’ by Peter Shaffer


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Between the Lines


In this session, Mrs. Snober Sataravala spoke about ‘EQUUS’ by Peter Shaffer.

“Look… to go through life and call it yours – your life – you first have to get your own pain. Pain that’s unique to you. You can’t just dip into the common bin and say ‘That’s enough!’…” 
― Peter Shaffer, Equus

Equus is a drama play by Peter Shaffer written in 1973, telling 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 17-year-old who blinded six horses in a small town in Suffolk. The play’s action is something of a detective story, involving the attempts of the Child Psychiatrist Dr. Martin Dysart to understand the cause of the boy’s actions while wrestling with his own sense of purpose.

“What the eye does not see, the heart does not grieve over, does it?” 
― Peter Shaffer, Equus

This session is part of an on-going series in which works of literary importance are put under a magnifying glass.

DATE: Wednesday, 6th FEB
TIME: 5.30 PM

Nityaasha Foundation