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Arena: Theatre

Synopsis

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Peter Shaffer 's Equus has laid claim to the title of the most quickly successful serious British play ever. From Korea to Israel, from Brazil to Japan, it has been seen all over the world. In New York it has broken box office records and won every award possible. PETER SHAFFER talks about his plays, his life and the Theatre. ' I think the live experience in the theatre is very important when you can see shocks and murmurs going through the house. It has a communal nature. A great play or a great production is a revelation, this is the function of all art, it doesn't have to be solemn - it's a moment, a leap of excitement inside oneself, which can be attached to a moral insight or a laugh, and it comes bolting out like rabbits out of a hedge.'
With an extract from the stage production of Equus starring Colin Blakely and Gerry Sundquist
Producer PETER ADAM

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Shaffer
Talks: Peter Shaffer
Unknown: Colin Blakely
Unknown: Gerry Sundquist
Producer: Peter Adam






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