Two more favorable reviews of London’s “Uncle Vanya” (2020) play filmed for a wider audience.
First up, we have the Will Gompertz’ BBC film review of “Uncle Vanya” (2020), tweet shared by one of the“Uncle Vanya” stars Richard Armitage (portraying Dr. Astrov):
And I particularly liked this excerpted film critique passage about this filmed version of Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” play:
“Chekhov’s concerns for the environment, for over-worked and underappreciated medics, for all those who feel trapped by their lives, feel wholly relevant. The astute and sometimes comic way in which these themes are explored, along with other timeless concerns such as unrequited love, boredom and unfulfilled potential, gives Uncle Vanya its power and purpose.”
And brava to the two youngest lady actors in the “Uncle Vanya”( 2020) company–Rosalind Eleazar as Yelena (in the filming still above, via the BBC) and Aimee Lou Wood as Sonya—receiving featured mentions!
And also, an “Uncle Vanya” (2020) film review linked below–that first popped up on my cell phone, and then I found it on Twitter:
The final comments in Susannah Clapp’s “Uncle Vanya” 2020 film review in The Guardian really resonated with me:
“In this sharp modern version by Conor McPherson, the environmental alarm of the play is more startling than ever. It is often said that an elderly play is nevertheless a play for today. This one truly is.”
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the filmed “Uncle Vanya” (2020) will receive international distribution for viewing and purchasing—especially to the U.S.
Wishing everyone a safe, healthy, & happy day! Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->