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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.

Friday, January 30, 2009

John Updike

John Updike passed away this week. I met him once when I was in high school, at an event in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, when he was reading short stories by his mother. He was incredibly gracious.

I think I'm going to re-read Rabbit, Run. I was too young the first time.

Anyone out there an Updike fan? Any particular favorites? Any thoughts on the passing?


Zack said...

I loved "Gertrude & Claudius" and "The Witches of Eastwick".

Bruno G. said...

Ditto to Gertrude and Claudius, which is a surprisingly complete work of re-imagination. But yeah, for the full Updike, go with the Rabbit series, which now play as much as time capsules as literature (for me, anyway)