A Blessing For John Proctor

The Crucible finishes it’s amazing run tonight and I’m thrilled for all of you who have tickets to the final performance and each of you who’s seen it along the way. If you’re new to me as a blogger, I occasionally do speculative playlists for Richard Armitage’s characters. I haven’t done one for John Proctor because I normally free-associate these things and there just wasn’t anything coming to me. Then a few days ago I heard this version of one of my favorite Bob Dylan songs, “Dignity.” It’s stripped down, just his voice and a piano, but nobody says it quite like him. Congratulations to Yael Farber and the entire cast and crew.


On a personal note, I’ll be away from my computer for most of the day. If you’re commenting for the first time, it’ll get hung up in moderation and I’ll get to it, just not right away.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nellindreams
    Sep 13, 2014 @ 09:00:45

    Good choice! At least for a break between Penderecki and Pärt ;-)! Thank you!

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  2. Servetus
    Sep 13, 2014 @ 12:16:08

    The one piece of music with words in the play (as opposed to the soundscape), their choice to populate the psalm that Miller has the congregation singing downstairs in Act One, is a really bizarre choice IMO. They were going for some kind of weird quasi-authenticity. It wouldn’t go on the play list. Yours is a good choice.

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  3. guylty
    Sep 13, 2014 @ 13:03:40

    I *hate* Dylan with a passion (yeah, I know…) but I like the sentiment you chose – “dignity”. So true!

    Liked by 1 person


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