He's a playwright. That is to say, he's neurotic, driven, caustic, and hypochondriacal—but he hates doctors. He struggles along, paying court to idiotic patrons who nevertheless can finance his work. The Church and the government are always ready to censor his writing. His personal life is (best-case scenario) complicated or (worst-case scenario) an utter scandal. No, he's nobody you know—at least not personally. He is the title character of Baptiste: The Life of Molière, William Luce'