Equus 2

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Equus 2

  1. 1. Peter Shaffer Equus  By Prof. Jonathan Acuña-Solano
  2. 2. Equus Discussion Questions ☆How is the play a commentary on “modern” society’s definition of “normal,” and how does Shaffer question it throughout the play?
  3. 3. Equus Discussion Questions ☆How does the play redefine the idea of worship? ☆How does the play’s definition challenge traditional views of the term?
  4. 4. Equus Discussion Questions ☆What story? role do dreams play in the
  5. 5. Equus Discussion Questions ☆What role does psychology play in this piece of drama?
  6. 6. Equus Discussion Questions ☆Why are the commercial jingles Alan recites important to the overall meaning of the play? ☆What do they say about his state of mind and about the state of the modern psyche?
  7. 7. Equus Discussion Questions ☆Discuss the role of parenting and authority figures in the play. ☆How do these concepts contribute to Alan’s pathology? ☆What is being said, overall, about them?

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