Peter Shaffer’s 1973 play, ‘Equus’, explores incomprehensible violence against animals as an indictment of a society where the human ability to feel true passion is dulled, the human relationship with the natural world a distortion of nature. When I redisovered it in my local Oxfam bookshop, I knew I’d revisit it and pass it on as one of the works of fiction that has had an impact on me. ‘Equus’ goes to ClimateCultures Member Ruth Garde for her recent contribution to our series A History of the Anthropocene in 50 Objects, and here is my review.
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