In the world of Synchronicity, George Bernard Shaw seems to have me surrounded.
First, I got into a heated discussion with Kyle after "Nervous Boy" because I said Shaw doesn't do much for me. I respect his work (not that I've been a Shaw scholar remotely) but what I have read and seen never struck a nerve with me. Kyle insisted I look at Shaw again, as he cited him as a major influence.
Then, my girlfriend was looking around at a few websites last night and, unprompted, said: "So what do you think of Shaw?"
Finally, I see this post on Theater Conversation.
Fine. I'll read some more Shaw. I'll look at Shaw with Fresh Eyes. I will reacquaint myself with Shaw. I get it, Universe. It's Shaw time.
So, what do you folks think of Good Old G.B.?
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.