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Anti-Play The infamous 1973 play Equus by English playwright Peter Shaffer won the 1975 Tony Award for Best Play as well as the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award. The play is inspired by a news story Shaffer read about a teenager who blinded six horses in a small town near Suffolk, England. Equus was performed in London from 1973-75 and ran on Broadway for 1,209 performances. The Broadway productions starred Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton, Leonard Nimoy, and Anthony Perkins as the psychiatrist Martin Dysart with Peter Firth playing the character of the troubled teen Alan Strang. Shaffer adapted the play into a film released in 1977 starring Richard Burton and Peter Firth. Shaffer is also widely known for his 1979 play Amadeus, which won the 1981 Tony Award. The film version of Amadeus won eight Oscars including the Academy Award for best picture.


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