Fun Day Sunday: Judiang was in the Building, and so was Richard Armitage–Her Impressions of RA’s Pinter/PROUST Play, January 19, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #503)

Fellow Fangirl and Grati’s THAUJ 3D HFR Squeeeing companion Judiang of the RichardArmitageatPinterProust-9castphoto-Jan1614MyKidsReallyEatThisTweetConfessions of a Watcher blog attended the Thursday, January 16, 2014 production of the Pinter/PROUST    play “Remembrance of Things Past” performance at the 92Y in NYC starring British actor Richard Armitage in an ensemble cast (right) under the direction of Di Trevis and Ed Sylvanus Iskandar.


Please visit Judiang’s blog for her impressions of this amazing event:

1)  Part 1 posted January 18, 2014:   ;

2)  Part 2, Update January 22, 2014:

Please enjoy Judiang’s essays and make comments on her blog.  Cheers!

P.S.  And this video of the kissing scene between Richard Armitage as Swann and Lara Hillier as his love interest Odette is mesmerizing.    Oh to be Odette! Or, oh to be lucky Lara!  Sighhhh!

“Richard Armitage as Swann – 2”  a video by Chrissy Lampard

P.S.  Several RA Fangirls were able to attend the event (not me, boo hoo) and have shared their thoughts and pictures on their blogs and tumblrs so far.  So if you have a link to your blog or tumblr detailing your experiences, please share your link below in a comment.  Thanks ladies!

P.S.  Jan. 19, 2014–For a different “perspective”, when I heard that Judiang was at the 92Y--Generic Stageview of performers looking out to audience Jan1614-92Yperformance, I checked on the 92Y website and they had a generic shot of the stage view of the theatre.

So this generic audience shot from a previous event is akin to what Richard Armitage might have seen as he performed that night.
Image link:

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Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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30 Responses to Fun Day Sunday: Judiang was in the Building, and so was Richard Armitage–Her Impressions of RA’s Pinter/PROUST Play, January 19, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #503)

  1. Jan.19, 2014–And Perry of Armitage Agonistes also shared a link to a video with most of Richard Armitage’s Pinter/PROUST scenes from “Remembrance of Things Past” in it:

    And Perry’s post link:


  2. Jan. 19, 2014–Zan shared a picture of her with Richard Armitage at the PP after party (Lovely! Gorgeous!–the both of them!):

    I’ll also add her essay link here when I see that she has posted it.


  3. Jan. 19, 2014–Servetus has a guest post by a lady who sat two seats over from Richard Armitage during the director’s discussion before the show:


  4. Jan. 19, 2014–A thoughtful essay from Ancient Armitage (Obscura) about the social media reactions to Richard Armitage performing in “Remembrance of Things Past”–and RA’s relaxed interactions with fans:


  5. Jan. 19, 2014–Michaela Servetus (Thanks!) shared a link for a TORN forum post about attending the Pinter/PROUST RA theatre event:;sb=post_time;so=DESC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;;page=unread#unread

    And Serv’s blog link:


  6. Jan. 19, 2014–Thanks to the following people who liked this post:


  7. Jan. 20, 2014–RAFrenzy shared the experiences of Armitage Besotted:


  8. Jan. 22, 2014–Judiang has her Part 2 posted. So I put the link in my post above and here it is as well:



  9. Jan. 23, 2014–Not sure how I missed linking MarieAstra’s Obsessive Behavior blog’s Pinter/PROUST post about RA and his fans at that event. I had read and liked it earlier. But here it is now:


  10. Jan. 25, 2014–Perry at the Armitage Agonistes blog shared a review link (from Micra) and a photo (shared by Peter Clement’s instagram, he played Marcel, from Tossed Around’s Tumblr) of Richard Armitage and the Pinter/PROUST cast sitting around talking:

    And here is the direct link to the review (note that the reviewer is unflattering to Pinter’s script as a “Cliff Notes” of Proust that he found distasteful and went home to his “inhaler”, the reviewer did not necessarily single out the actors and the staging as being wanting,though Pinter’s implied staging was mentioned):

    P.S. Servetus has also shared a link to the photo on Tossed Around’s tumber:


    • Jan. 25, 2014–Here is my comment about the review that I posted on Perry’s blog post:

      I concur, [another commenter]–re the reviewer’s critique of Pinter’s “Cliff Notes” approach to Proust and the reviewer needing to speed home to his inhaler and his own copy of PROUST. LOL!

      This is a telling excerpt:
      “At first glance, a writer [Pinter] known for menacing silences, clipped phrases, and testosterone-fueled brutality—all of it rife with ambiguity—hardly seems the obvious candidate to adapt Proust. When I think of Proust, I think of long and mellifluous sentences, lush, discursive scenes, and linguistic precision—all of which are at odds with a playwright [Proust] who is perhaps best known for his use of the pause.”

      With that level of frankness, perhaps we should be glad that the reviewer didn’t focus on the actors–other than to say that the actor (Peter Clements) playing Proust was a dead ringer for him.

      Of course, with this being a one off performance, any review will not affect future audiences–because at this point, there are no future performances scheduled. Though a possible limited Broadway run was hinted at.

      So, what is the point of the reviewer saying that he likes “real” Proust better than Pinter/PROUST? Personal preference? Elitism? Lack of oxygen? (He did mention that inhaler.) I have no clue. So I’m asking. Besides, it’s fun to speculate. Ha!


  11. Jan. 26, 2014–Michaela Servetus muses upon the role of the arts–theatre in particular–in Richard Armitage’s life:


  12. Jan. 26, 2014–Perry shares Lara Hillier’s copy of the official Pinter/PROUST cast photo (great shot!):


  13. Feb. 1, 2014–Servetus shared a link for Badassbksara who is starting a blog, with a link to BAK’s RA encounter at the Pinter/PROUST play (I had read this encounter post earlier when Serv shared it, but I don’t think I had linked it here–and it is a charming story.):


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