About morality and its place in arts criticism. Definitely give it a read.
Scott has linked to it as well.
I think Art certainly is right to note the whiff of sulfur when powerful critics allow their own umbrage to affect a review. Then again, shouldn't we admit that we're all human. Is there such a thing at leaving your soul at the door when you review a play? Should you ever WANT that sort of critic to show up? Who wears a thin mask of pure objectivity? Like art is an equation with a single solution?
- 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.