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The Substance of Fire

The Substance of Fire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Baitz, Jon Robin

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Full Length, Drama Characters: 3 male, 2 female 2 Interior Sets Isaac Geldhart, the imperious scion of a family owned publishing house, is under siege. A takeover is being engineered by his son Aaron, who sees the firm's profitability steadily declining and wants to publish a tra...shy novel to bring in the bucks. Isaac plans to go on publishing scholarly works such as a multi volume history of Nazi medical experiments. Aaron has the necessary yen from Japanese backers but he needs the votes of his brother and sister. Reluctantly, they side against the old man. The second act takes place in the library of Isaac's townhouse a few years after his forced retirement. He has become so irascible and eccentric that his children have asked the court to judge his competence. Isaac, who survived the Holocaust and transcended the death of his wife to build an important publishing company from scratch, faces his greatest challenge: persuading the psychiatric social worker that he is sane. A deeply compassionate play. N.Y. Times A remarkably intelligent drama. N.Y. Newsday.
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ISBN 9780573692932
Released NZ 23 Nov 2010
Publisher Samuel French Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780573692932
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Samuel French Inc
Imprint Samuel French, Inc
Released 23 Nov 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Baitz, Jon Robin
Category Drama Texts, Plays
Number of Pages 76
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 4mm
Dewey Code 791.4372
Weight 85g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress New York (N.Y.), Fathers and sons, Drama, Publishers and publishing, Publishers and publishing - New York (State) - New York
NBS Text Drama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
ONIX Text General/trade