Equus

Start: That’s what you want to know, isn

Alan Strang

Equus

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Basics

Show
Character
Gender
Style
Scene
Act One, Scene 13
Time & Place
An office at Rokeby Psychiatric Hospital, Southern England, present
Length
Time Period
Show Type

Monologue Context

Alan is a quiet, intense young man who has been arrested for blinding six horses in a frenzied

Monologue Text

Start: That’s what you want to know, isn’t it? All right: it was. I’m talking about the beach. That time when I was a kid.

[... ...]

End: Just to watch their skins. The way their necks twist, and sweat shines on the folds… (Pause.) I can’t remember when it started. [...]

For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Shaffer, Peter. Equus, Samuel French Inc., 1973, pp 39.



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