Richard Armitage tweets the BBC’s rave film review of “Uncle Vanya” (2020),  October 19, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1334)

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):


RichardArmitage as Dr. Astrov and Rosalind Eleazar
As Yelena in “Uncle Vanya”, photo credit by
Johan Persson.

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  ;->

About Gratiana Lovelace

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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3 Responses to Richard Armitage tweets the BBC’s rave film review of “Uncle Vanya” (2020),  October 19, 2020 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1334)

  1. Marj says:

    Thanks for this Gratiana. Hope we can see it in Canada soon.

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  2. October 19, 2020–Thanks for voting/starring my SAL blog Post #1334! I’m glad that you enjoyed it! Hugs & Cheers! Grati ;->



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