07-06-16

In Memoriam Peter Shaffer

In Memoriam Peter Shaffer

 

De Britse toneelschrijver Peter Shaffer is maandag op 90-jarige leeftijd in Ierland overleden. Peter Shaffer werd geboren op 15 mei 1926 in Liverpool.  Zie ook alle tags voor Peter Schaffer op dit blog.

Uit: Equus

„DYSART Me?
HESTHER I mean, to hospital.
DYSART Now look, Hesther. Before you say anything else, I can take no more patients at the moment. I can't even cope with the ones I have.
HESTHER You must.
DYSART Why?
HESTHER Because most people are going to be disgusted by the whole thing. Including doctors.
DYSART M AY I REMIND YOU I SHARE THIS ROOM WITH TWO
HIGHLY competent psychiatrists?
HESTHER Bennett and Thoroughgood. They'll be as shocked as the public.
DYSART T HAT ' S AN ABSOLUTELY UNWARRANTABLE STATEMENT .
 

 
Scene uit een opvoering in Londen, 2012

 

HESTHER O H , THEY ' LL BE COOL AND EXACT . A ND
UNDERNEATH they'll be revolted, and immovably English. Just like my bench.
DYSART Well, what am I? Polynesian?
HESTHER You know exactly what I mean!…...
(pause) Please, Martin. It's vital. You're this boy's only chance.
DYSART Why? What's he done? Dosed some little girl's Pepsi with Spanish Fly? What could possibly throw your bench into two-hour convulsions?
HESTHER He blinded six horses with a metal spike.
A long pause.
DYSART Blinded?
HESTHER Yes.
DYSART All at once, or over a period?
HESTHER All on the same night.“

 

 
Peter Shaffer (15 mei 1926 – 6 juni 2016)

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