~ by Servetus on August 4, 2016.
Posted in Richard Armitage Tags: dicking fans around, richard armitage, Yael Farber
T-t-t-teasers… But well, wouldn’t it be nice?
PS: Somebody tell Richard that the .period is not necessary anymore 😉.
Guylty said this on August 4, 2016 at 11:06 pm | Reply
At this point, anyway, I’d probably at least try to see anything he’s in. But I have not much patience for teasers, and from what I’ve learned about her plays, they mostly seem to be about “fierce” people screaming at each other. Apart from the script, that was the most annoying bit of The Crucible, all the shouting all the time. I think it was enough at the point when I saw it, but she seems to have ramped it up for the video of the play. I get they had to be loud for the Old Vic Theatre, but someone needs to tell her that shouting is more effecting when the characters are occasionally quiet.
I didn’t know that about the period myself, but then I never used it.
Servetus said this on August 4, 2016 at 11:10 pm | Reply
Shouting is a cheap trick. I don’t like it in theatre at all. The shoutiness of Crucible seemed to come and go over the course of the run – wasn’t really that bad when I first saw it.
Guylty said this on August 4, 2016 at 11:16 pm | Reply
The people I knew well (not fans) who saw it at the beginning of the run thought it had an interesting energy, but was too loud. It was kind of at the erge for me when I saw it, but the video is definitely louder. I think she came back and shouted at them to shout more.
Servetus said this on August 4, 2016 at 11:19 pm | Reply
It wasn’t that bad. You should meet my family. We shout at each other all the time even when we aren’t fighting.
Anyways, it would be fun to see RA and Yael Farber work again.
I’m hoping they do some Tennessee Williams. Maybe Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Lindsay Lohan doing a bad impression of Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie? And RA as Big Daddy?
Duke said this on August 5, 2016 at 12:00 am | Reply
I don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars to listen to family members shout. I can do it for free. My relationship with them is a rather different one.
Armitage’s remark was “quite an ancient play.” So if you think 1955 is ancient, good for you.
Servetus said this on August 5, 2016 at 12:03 am | Reply
Richard did too much shouting in the Crucible, so did others. True. Les Blancs was interesting. Still some shouting but not for the sake of shouting, if you know what I mean.
I like her productions, well, the three that I have seen so far.
But like with many people, she has a certain style that she always falls back on.
The teasing is getting old 😉
(What does the .@ in a tweet mean?)
Vanguard said this on August 5, 2016 at 2:38 pm | Reply
“.” before an “@” makes the tweet visible in the feeds of all of your followers (or did — apparently this has changed?); otherwise only people who are tagged (“@”) in the post would see a tweet that started with “@.” This is irrelevant to me insofar as I don’t follow Armitage as part of my feed, but for those who read him in that way, it ensures that everyone sees a tweet to Yael Farber (in this case).
re: style — I’ve only seen the one play but I’ve done more reading, watched a clip or two, etc., and it does all look very similar. That said, I can see that working really well for a Greek tragedy.
I think the thing that gave me pause was something I read by an Indian commentator about “Nirbhaya,” who felt it was another in a long line of western feminists who “know better” than Indian. I have always had mixed feelings about the rhetoric of that type of argument, but it needs to be considered in evaluating that play.
Servetus said this on August 5, 2016 at 3:14 pm | Reply
i just watched a classic movie called The Court Jester with danny kaye. I think that would be a great movie for Yael Farber to direct and Mr. Richard Armitage as the lead role. it has comedy, action, singing, and a little bit of dancing. Mr. Richard Armitage would be perfect for this movie.
bloodangel said this on August 5, 2016 at 12:31 am | Reply
I’d love to see him dance. Somehow, however, I don’t see that as Yael Farber’s kind of piece 🙂
Servetus said this on August 5, 2016 at 12:33 am | Reply
No, I think she prefers the fight against oppression as a theme, the fight for freedom, feminism, how society works etc.. I don’t see her doing a light-hearted comedy tbh
Vanguard said this on August 5, 2016 at 2:42 pm | Reply
I don’t think we’ll be seeing him in any musical theatre. Seems like a been there, done that thing. Being in a band in a movie was a whole different genre.
Jane Steinmiller said this on August 6, 2016 at 3:37 am | Reply
i was just thinking, how about Anne of a Thousand Days that starred Genevieve Bujold, and Richard Burton. It would be great to see Mr. Richard Armitage play Henry the VIII(eighth).
bloodangel said this on August 5, 2016 at 1:23 am | Reply
I enjoy that era of film, too.
Servetus said this on August 5, 2016 at 1:35 am | Reply
There’s a good idea, or The Lion In Winter?
Jane Steinmiller said this on August 6, 2016 at 3:39 am | Reply
he mentioned that once as a favorite film.
Servetus said this on August 6, 2016 at 3:40 am | Reply
Jane Steinmiller said this on August 6, 2016 at 4:53 am | Reply
I’d love to see him do Lion in Winter. The dialog in that play absolutely crackles. It’s one of my favorite movies, too. I think he or Russel Crowe would make a great Henry.
RAmused said this on August 6, 2016 at 6:35 am | Reply
Jane Steinmiller said this on August 6, 2016 at 3:24 pm | Reply
Eleanor would have to be played by an actress that can really stand her ground the way Katherine Hepburn could. That really would be a great role for him.
Jane Steinmiller said this on August 6, 2016 at 3:27 pm | Reply
Do you know who Gina McKee is? She played Caterina Sforza on The Borgias, and the woman in the wheelchair in Nottinghill. I think she would be wonderful. Helen Mirren would be formidable, too.
RAmused said this on August 7, 2016 at 3:59 am | Reply
Who knows what those two have planned? Although I must say I get tired of his teasing us. Just spit it out already, Richard!
LadyGrayse said this on August 5, 2016 at 1:47 am | Reply
that’s basically how I feel. I find role teases endlessly annoying. I’d like to think about it once it’s a done deal.
Servetus said this on August 5, 2016 at 1:50 am | Reply
How about kindling some new fires in where YF and I live, Richard ? I’d like to see that happening in my hometown 🙂
MCB said this on August 5, 2016 at 3:01 am | Reply
Just as long as they don’t do it in Southern California.
Servetus said this on August 5, 2016 at 5:24 am | Reply
What’s wrong with So Cal? Wait let me rephrase that. What’s wrong with the two of them doing a play in So Cal?
Kathy Jones said this on August 5, 2016 at 3:27 pm | Reply
it’s burning in So Cal already. I’m thinking you don’t need any more fires kindlied there?
Servetus said this on August 5, 2016 at 3:28 pm | Reply
By the time the play is produced, it will be mudslide season. No worries. 🙂
Kathy Jones said this on August 6, 2016 at 5:04 am | Reply
you’ll need to get Yael to change her metaphors.
Servetus said this on August 6, 2016 at 5:18 am | Reply
how do you say her name because I’m pronouncing it as Yale – ie university.
But he shouldn’t tease productions unless he announces it within a day or so. Actors who are good on Twitter don’t do that.
mimreckoner said this on August 5, 2016 at 3:02 am | Reply
It would be Ya-elle.
MCB said this on August 5, 2016 at 3:04 am | Reply
correct. Which possibly explains why she’s so “fierce.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jael
Servetus said this on August 5, 2016 at 5:23 am | Reply
I agree. I find the mood swings enervating.
how about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or i just read this great book/books( 3 books altogether) by Paisley Swan Stewart called chanson de l’ange: orphan in winter( this is the first book), bleeding rose (second book) and angel’s song( third book) it is a epic retelling of The Phantom of the Opera. now this would be great to turn into a movie or play and Mr. Richard Armitage could play the Phantom
bloodangel said this on August 5, 2016 at 3:04 am | Reply
She’s a bit over the top for me. I know lots of people like her and admire her talent, but the more I have taken glimpses of her work the more I see that everything she does sort of resembles the way she staged The Crucible. I have stopped reading any of her tweets because I find her a wee bit sanctimonious.
Babette said this on August 5, 2016 at 4:26 am | Reply
yeah, I just looked at her tweets today, blerg. Sanctimonious is a good description. Her political commentary is not thoughtful at all, it’s all just Trump-bashing. It’s a turn-off. Of course, she’s not a political commentator.
Servetus said this on August 5, 2016 at 4:33 am | Reply
Ganz schön neckisch die beiden Schlingel rollseyeseinmalkomplettrundherumtoo
CraMERRY said this on August 5, 2016 at 5:09 am | Reply
aren’t they sweet? 🙂
I think they must both have to much free time at the moment, lol.
Servetus said this on August 5, 2016 at 5:22 am | Reply
Exakt meine Gedanken, als ich ins Bett ging. Schwer verspielt ….. 🙄
CraMERRY said this on August 5, 2016 at 5:38 am | Reply
Scheinen sich gefunden zu haben, die beiden…
Mal sehen, ob das zu was führt.
Elanor said this on August 5, 2016 at 2:27 pm | Reply
If my memory serves me they met in the beginning of the year in NYC. Maybe she was raising money for the project all this tine and has found it now. So they can talk about starting the project. And just slight details left to be settled. This winking face emoji in the end of RA’s tweet is encouraging, isn’t it? 🙂
Julia said this on August 5, 2016 at 10:41 am | Reply
I wish her all the professional success she can find 🙂
Servetus said this on August 5, 2016 at 3:15 pm | Reply
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