Our patience is rewarded and The Old Vic’s production of The Crucible starring the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage is available for download today starting at 9am EST (New York) from Digital Theatre.
The most pertinent issues for me are cost and size off the download. In tweet replies from Digital Theatre and others, it seems that an SD version of the file would be about 3GB–so clear up some space now on your hard drive. And below is the cost structure from the FAQ l ink (I am buying not renting)”
Here is the cost structure from Digital Theatre:
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And some important how to watch info from the Digital Theatre email FAQ’s:
“Can I keep The Crucible forever?
Yes, if you purchase an SD or HD download, The Crucible will remain in your DigitalTheatre.com library forever.
How do I watch The Crucible?
To watch The Crucible you must be a registered user of DigitalTheatre.com. Visit http://www.digitaltheatre.com/ to sign up now. More details about how to watch are available here: www.digitaltheatre.com/how-to-watch .”
And here is the link for downloading the Digital Theatre Desktop Player for both online and offline viewing of your downloaded items. Though, the player is not required to view your downloaded versions. You may view them in the cloud via your browser.
“Armitage played John Proctor in Arthur Miller’s drama when it ran at London’s Old…by Theatre Mania.”
Thanks to RANet for the link to RA’s tweet about his interview with Theatre Mania regarding the release of the filmed The Crucible production!
- Finally to leave you with, Isabelle shared online a lovely The Crucible fan art that she came across that was attributed to Cro-gall on tumblr. I also found the image here (right) after a google image search.The image of Proctor and Elizabeth partially engaged with each other is evocative for me of figurative relationship and literal dance metaphors. In dancing, the partners generally hold hands to keep themselves in sync with one another–notice Elizabeth reaching for John and he turning back toward her. In relationships, couples must also hold on and stay in sync if couples hope to last. And Proctor’s back to Elizabeth betokens to me their estrangement giving way to greater understanding and reunion. And though there might be some dance/relationship moves away from each other, the dance inevitably brings them back together again–just as in the end of The Crucible, John and Elizabeth come together again at last.
At 9am EST, I will be at work. So I will wait to do my download Tuesday night. It will be a long day of anticipation for me, to finally be able to view Richard Armitage and his colleagues bring The Crucible to vivid life. Enjoy!