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20 March 2015 @ 07:34 am
Honey, I'm not your honey pie.  
++ Another friending meme.

++ Sleepy Hollow has been renewed for a third season, and they'll be getting a new showrunner, which thank goodness. After the disappointment and mess that was S2, I'm crossing my fingers that things will get back on track and fall back into rhythm is should've been following the first season. I'm still slightly apprehensive about how things will progress from here, though. There needs to be an understanding between the new showrunner and the already established lore, character relationships and structure of the show and the fanbase attached to it. So, in other words, I'm remaining cautiously optimistic about this development. We shall see where it goes.

++ The Crucible, starring Richard Armitage as John Proctor, which made its debut last year at the Old Vic theatre, is now available to buy on digital download. You can also get the exclusive interview he did discussing his role and other related topics to the play and theatre in general. I have yet to download it myself, but I have no doubt that it'll be absolutely phenomenal and well-deserving of its praise, not just do to Richard's performance but for the entirety of the play itself and everyone involved.
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Current Music: HAIM - My Song 5
Denorios: lotr thorin firedenorios on March 20th, 2015 05:39 pm (UTC)
I went to the Old Vic to see Richard Armitage in The Crucible last year and it was AMAZING. I'm not sure how well it will play recorded though, because so much of the impact was down to the atmosphere they generated - it was all in the round, no stage, practically no props, very dim smoky lighting, and they had this constant low frequency hum in the background that really set you on edge almost without realising it. I'm not sure how much of that will come across recorded. But the performances were incredible, although I must confess the 'possessed' girls were a little over the top and had me hiding laughter at a couple of points. And it was a very shouty performance, everyone shouted a lot, which was a bit much in such a small theatre. It made it hard to tell sometimes what people were actually saying. But it was one of those theatre performances that was incredibly gruelling just to watch - we came out feeling wrung out and exhausted.
Renée: Thorin Oakenshield.rogueslayer452 on March 21st, 2015 08:48 am (UTC)
It's true that it'll never be the same, it can't possibility be the same as a live performance in front of you where the atmosphere makes the experience so much more involved, esp as you said with some an intimate space. But the director of the play oversaw the entire filming process in hoping capture the essence of the production as possible, and judging from the reactions from people who downloaded and seen it, it succeeded.

Also, I'm glad that it was filmed for those who couldn't see it live, even if the surrounding atmosphere is taken away it doesn't (and shouldn't) take away the intensity of the actual performances. I can't wait to see it myself once I'm able to download it.