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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.

Monday, November 30, 2009

"Strange and Pointless"

I must frame this amazing review on Amazon.com from Deborah W. Seigman of Killeen TX. She literally threw WHEN IS A CLOCK away to protect her friends and family.

I'm sure Tom Stoppard is relieved to have been spared her fury.


JRS said...

Matt, this is beautiful. Congratulations! You are most certainly doing something right here...

joshcon80 said...

That is AMAZING.

Art said...

A strange review, indeed.

The repeated invocation of "open-mindedness" seems almost paranoid.

And I think, but cannot prove, that she is somehow trying to use R&G Are Dead as proof of her "modern" reading chops.

It almost makes we want to post a comment reminding her that the Stoppard play premiered in 1966 - over 30 years ago.

Her other 4 reviews include 2 cookbooks, a grammar handbook for 9th graders and the Peanuts Christmas Album. (All received the highest rating!)

I am fascinated with how, exactly, she found your play? Where did she see it "advertised" and what made her decide to purchase it?

Art said...

Actually, it Rozencrantz and Guildenstern is now over 40 years old.

Freeman said...

No idea, but God bless her for spending her money on it.

I only regret that my play is so very obscure that only one person admitted to throwing it out.

Jamespeak said...

Well, just you wait, Matt. Pretty soon, you'll be famous enough to have many people throwing out your work to keep the kids safe. I'm with Josh, that's amazing. Congratulations.

Matthew Trumbull said...

"Beyond the pale" is spoken only by indignant people wearing monocles, and then, only in the cases of treaty violation.

Warfield said...

This is fantastic!

This criticism of your work actually takes three BENEFICIAL forms:

The statement that it is beyond the pale (which, is actually where the good art should tread).

The act of adding your work to a landfill (which will ensure your work survives for millenia).

The act of broadcasting dated and conservative views about your work tells me that you're pushing the right buttons. (R&G as Avant-garde!?! Come on! That's holding up the rear these days.)

Congratulations, Buddy. Kick-ass.