The Substance of Fire and Other Plays

The Substance of Fire and Other Plays

Jon Robin Baitz John Guare Andre Bishop / Oct 21, 2019

The Substance of Fire and Other Plays Marked by the aching articulation scathing wit and deep convictions of a mature artist with a complete vision Frank Rich The New York Times If Arthur Miller had married Noel Coward their son would

  • Title: The Substance of Fire and Other Plays
  • Author: Jon Robin Baitz John Guare Andre Bishop
  • ISBN: 9781559360517
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback
  • Marked by the aching articulation, scathing wit and deep convictions of a mature artist with a complete vision Frank Rich, The New York Times If Arthur Miller had married Noel Coward, their son would have been Robbie Baitz Andr Bishop, from the PrefaceJon Robin Baitz startled the theatrical world with the 1985 debut of The Film Society A frank examination of the Marked by the aching articulation, scathing wit and deep convictions of a mature artist with a complete vision Frank Rich, The New York Times If Arthur Miller had married Noel Coward, their son would have been Robbie Baitz Andr Bishop, from the PrefaceJon Robin Baitz startled the theatrical world with the 1985 debut of The Film Society A frank examination of the controlling forces behind a nearly bankrupt private school for boys in South Africa, The Film Society introduced a young playwright with an extraordinarily mature grasp of people, language and society.Baitz s recent works have fulfilled his early promise and enhanced his reputation In The Substance of Fire 1991 , a fiercely intellectual New York publisher struggles with his children for control of his business, and with the relentless pride which has made him previous to love In The End of the Day 1992 , an expatriate British doctor adapts to America by abandoning his ideals and succumbing to the twin lures of status and crime.Jon Robin Baitz is the author of Three Hotels, The Film Society, Other Desert Cities, The End of the Day, and The Substance of Fire, which he adapted into a major motion picture He was the showrunner on ABC s Brothers Sisters He also wrote the screenplay for the upcoming film Stonewall directed by Roland Emmerich He lives in New York.

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        Robbie Baitz was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Edward Baitz, an executive of the Carnation Company Baitz was raised in Brazil and South Africa before the family returned to California, where he attended Beverly Hills High School 1 After graduation, he worked as a bookstore clerk and assistant to two producers, and the experiences became the basis for his first play, a one acter entitled Mizlansky Zilinsky He drew on his own background for his first two act play, The Film Society, about the staff of a prep school in South Africa Its 1987 success in L.A led to an off Broadway production with Nathan Lane the following year, which earned him a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding New Play This was followed by The End of the Day starring Roger Rees, and The Substance of Fire with Ron Rifkin and Sarah Jessica Parker.In 1991, Baitz wrote and directed the two character play Three Hotels, based on his parents, for a presentation of PBS s American Playhouse , then reworked the material for the stage, earning another Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding New Play for his efforts In 1993, he co scripted with Howard A Rodman The Frightening Frammis, which was directed by Tom Cruise and aired as an episode of the Showtime anthology series Fallen Angels Two years later, Henry Jaglom cast him as a gay playwright who achieves success at an early age a character inspired by Baitz himself in the film Last Summer in the Hamptons the following year he appeared as Michelle Pfeiffer s business associate in the screen comedy One Fine Day In 1996, he was one of the three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for his semi autobiographical play A Fair Country.Subsequent stage works include Mizlansky Zilinsky or Schmucks , a revised version of Mizlansky Zilinsky directed by Baitz s then partner Joe Mantello 1998 , a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen s Hedda Gabler first at L.A s Geffen Playhouse with Annette Bening in 1999, then at Long Island s Bay Street Theater with Kate Burton in 2000, followed by a Broadway production with the same star the following year , Ten Unknowns 2001 , starring Donald Sutherland and Juliana Margulies, and The Paris Letter 2005 with Ron Rifkin and John Glover His screenplays include the adaptation of his own Substance of Fire 1996 , with Tony Goldwyn and Timothy Hutton joining original cast members Rifkin and Parker, and People I Know 2003 , which starred Al Pacino.Baitz s occasional work writing for such television series as The West Wing and Alias led to his position as creator and executive producer of the ABC TV drama Brothers Sisters, which premiered in September 2006 and ran for five seasons, ending in May 2011.Baitz was the New School for Drama s artist in residence for the 2009 2010 school year 2 His play Other Desert Cities opened Off Broadway at the Mitzi E Newhouse Theater Lincoln Center in New York on January 13, 2011, starring Stockard Channing, Linda Lavin, Stacy Keach, Thomas Sadoski and Elizabeth Marvel 3 The play was originally titled Love and Mercy 4 The production transferred to Broadway, opening at the Booth Theatre on November 3, 2011, with Judith Light replacing Lavin and Rachel Griffiths replacing Marvel.


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    1. The Film Societya painful portrait of a "CIVILIZED SOCIETY" coming to terms albeit subconsciously that the gig is up and no matter how much they try to keep things going It ain't like it once was I have tremendous respect for the play write who knows his subject well enough to give us specific full human beings whose white privilege has begun to finally haunt them as they face the inevitable loneliness that is fully depicted through the "protagonist" "john balton" and his co-harts who for they'r [...]


    2. This collection of play deserves a lengthy response, and so I wrote a blog about it that can be found here:littlejohnnyjonesripoffblog.blI rated the collection overall with 4 stars, but to break it down further by play:The Film Society = 3 starsThe Substance of Fire = 4 starsThe End of the Day = 3.5 stars




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