Grati: Thank you to the Richard Armitage France blog for your beautiful review of the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage and cast in The Old Vic’s London production of Arthur Miller’s acclaimed play The Crucible. Your words are both moving and riveting. As one who will not get the chance to experience The Crucible and Richard Armitage’s powerful performance (your image right) in person, you made me feel like I was right there with you. Thank you!
“Writing this review in French was very emotional. We have tried to improve the Google translation and keep the ‘spirit’ of the original text. Nevertheless, some phrasings have been a little bit modified because too difficult to be faithfully transposed in their structures.
Please, be indulgent with our spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and bad turns of phrase.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, London. Geek Lady and Translator Girl have an appointment at 5.30 p.m. with four French RAddicts. We gave ourselves as rallying point, the Old Vic Theatre. We see each other for the first time and it’s a pleasure to meet RA friends. We are in contact with them since 2 years via the social networks. Some poses in front of the poster of Richard / John Proctor and we’re going to nibble a snack in a nice ‘Pret A Manger’ close to the theatre.
The long-awaited hour is coming. We are all seated on the second row in front of the stage.
Four of us are on the left, two on the right. Everything is beautiful. The scenery in brown/gray tones, the hangings adorning the balconies, set the mood and plunge us into the austere atmosphere of the story. We watch the room fills gradually, hearts throb, excitement increases…
A light smoke spreads over the stage, the lights dim…
The artists come on stage. In a beautiful ballet, they remove the chairs from the stage… Suddenly, our heart starts to beat faster! HE is there, gorgeous, sitting on a chair. Already, his posture gives us a glimpse of the sufferings John Proctor will endure and when he hoists his chair on his bent back, the weight of the burden becomes obvious.”
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