Peter Shaffer

Teachers and parents! Struggling with distance learning? Our Teacher Edition on Equus can help.


The horse is the primary symbol in Equus, and at a glance, it represents everything we might expect a horse to represent: power, freedom, animal desire. Indeed, Alan Strang’s worship of the horse-god… read analysis of Horses


At the end of the play, Martin Dysart describes himself as “stand[ing] in the dark with a pick in [his] hand, striking at heads.” Here, he draws an explicit connection to Alan Strang, who… read analysis of Hoof-pick