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Equus Symbols & Objects

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The Bible

The Bible, comprised of the Old and New Testaments, is the Holy Book of members of all Christian faiths. The Bible in this play is owned by Dora Strang, and read to her son, Alan, on a nightly basis. Alan and his mother hold the Bible in high esteem, while Alan's father, Frank, finds the Bible to be evil, wrong, violent, and full of bad sex.

The Horse Photograph

The horse photograph is a picture of a horse looking directly at the viewer over a fence. The horse photograph is put up by Frank to replace Alan's image of Jesus before Calvary. The horse photograph thus becomes Equus, and supplants God for Alan.

Image of Jesus Before Calvary

The Image of Jesus Before Calvary is purchased by Alan as a boy at Reed's Art Shop. It is a particularly bloody depiction of Jesus's suffering before...

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