Tuesday, June 10th, April’s Violet blog shared stunning new portrait and promotional brochure images (RA portraits by photographer Jay Brooks) for the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage portraying John Proctor in The Crucible at The Old Vic–such as this new Richard Armitage as John Proctor profile portrait (Sighhhh!) at left that she found at the wonderful Russian Richard Armitage images site.
Please visit April’s blog to see this and other RA/Crucible images:
Comments over there, please. Cheers!
Update June 12, 2014 by Grati (7:14am)! — Eni Koni (
) just tweeted another Richard Armitage portrait by Jay Brooks used in a new The Crucible portrait: Provocative! *swoons* *THUD*
Oh and here also is the link for The Old Vic’s FB page original (pointed me to by Kitty, Thanks!) of this Fabulous image:
Update by Grati June 12, 2014 (6:11pm)–Some of my final thoughts about this new poster:
Last month (May 15, 2014), I had “pondered” in an essay about how “The Crucible” director Yael Farber might reframe or contextualize Miller’s screenplay for The Old Vic:
At the time, I had breifly glanced at a description of an earlier work of Ms. Farber’s–where she served as both director and writer–where she had adapted Strindberg’s play “Miss Julie” into an acclaimed anti-apartheid adaptation she titled “Mies Julie”. Farber’s play “Mies Julie” was highly sexualized in its dramatic content. And I wondered whether “The Crucible” with its tempestuous relationships involving adultery and all out lust might involve some visceral performances along the same lines.
Now with this new “3rd” poster for “The Crucible” with its lead Richard Armitage–who portrays John Proctor–provocatively bare chested, I’m guessing that “The Crucible” will indeed be infused with undertones of repressed and perhaps expressed sexuality.