Seriously, I am a bit puzzled by this essay by Wallace Shawn, AKA The Sicilian from THE PRINCESS BRIDE. I mean, I feel kind of sorry for him! No one likes his plays!!
Actually, it mostly makes me really want to see one of these plays for myself so I can see whether they also make me feel the way he says his audiences, to his surprise, react to his work — angry, “stricken and miserable,” “hurt, or baffled.” …Do they have a plot? Do they have a terrible plot? Do the actors turn to the audience and hurl insults, or weapons? I am so curious.
(I did like this line: “One plays with sentences the way a child plays with matches — because they’re unpredictable.”)