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Scenes of explicit interhorse

One for the Potterites amongst us (brought to my attention by an equally incredulous opadit):

Naked stage role for Potter star Daniel Radcliffe

Radcliffe has starred in four Potter films and is now making a fifth Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe is to appear on the London stage next year, playing a stable boy who has an erotic relationship with his horses.

Richard Griffiths will co-star in the revival of Peter Shaffer's 1973 play Equus, to open in the capital in March.

Radcliffe and Griffiths are currently shooting the fifth Harry Potter film.

The role will require Radcliffe, 17, to appear naked and symbolically blind six horses. [...]

[From the BBC]

That said, I was first shown the 1977 version while an impressionable fourteen year old; my slightly naive form teacher decided that he was going to introduce the class to Culture, starting with that film, and going on to Mahler and Wagner.

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What, I would have though Equus was the last thing they would allow at school.....mind you, I remember the shock when the A level English people at my school had to read it with the decidedly odd head of sixth form.....and we had to read a play in German which had implied rape....

Oh what fun schooldays were !

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