On Politics and the Art of Acting

On Politics and the Art of Acting

Arthur Miller / Aug 03, 2020
On Politics and the Art of Acting Ronald Reagan might have been the first professional actor elected president but as Arthur Miller reminds us in his delightfully acerbic On Politics and the Art of Acting Reagan was by no means the
  • Title: On Politics and the Art of Acting
  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • ISBN: 9780670030422
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ronald Reagan might have been the first professional actor elected president, but as Arthur Miller reminds us in his delightfully acerbic, On Politics and the Art of Acting, Reagan was by no means the only actor to occupy the White House in modern times Beginning with our latest farcical election, Miller considers the twin arts of acting and politics in our brave new AgeRonald Reagan might have been the first professional actor elected president, but as Arthur Miller reminds us in his delightfully acerbic, On Politics and the Art of Acting, Reagan was by no means the only actor to occupy the White House in modern times Beginning with our latest farcical election, Miller considers the twin arts of acting and politics in our brave new Age of Entertainment and contrasts the relatively poor thespian skills of presidential candidates Bush and Gore with the consummate art practiced by some of the great masters of the modern American political stage Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, John F Kennedy, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt At once witty, wise, and deeply provocative, On Politics and the Art of Acting is essential reading for Arthur Miller s fans and anyone seriously interested in the American political scene.
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    About "Arthur Miller"

      • Arthur Miller

        Arthur Asher Miller was an American playwright and essayist He was a prominent figure in American literature and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide variety of plays, including celebrated plays such as The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, and Death of a Salesman, which are still studied and performed worldwide Miller was often in the public eye, most famously for refusing to give evidence against others to the House Un American Activities Committee, being the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama among other awards, and for marrying Marilyn Monroe At the time of his death, Miller was considered one of the greatest American playwrights.


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    1. A Brilliant piece about link between acting and leading All great leaders are great actors and a great actor, believes what he is saying.Although not really an original line of thought, what s great in this book is analysis of the situation when acting becomes an end in itself for an actor leader, like in the case of Reagan, Bush and Gore There is varyingly little connection between what they believe and what they act, that is, if they believe in anything at all except playacting.


    2. In this book playwright Arthur Miller The Crucible and Death of a Salesman makes the rather obvious point that political rhetoric has a lot in common with drama, that much of what we see is a performance Political Scientist Murray Edelman The Political Spectacle and The Symbolic Uses of Politics made this point much better over 20 years ago The publishers are also obviously trading off of Miller s name The book is published in hardback with a dust cover even though it is only 85 pages long with [...]


    3. I read this book when it first came out I re read it to see if the words still rang true For the most part they do I wonder how this book would be updated if Arthur Miller was still alive and watching Fox News and The Daily Show If I were rating this when the book was newly published I would give it 4 stars Since others have made the same point as Mr Miller over the last 13 years, and the material is dated, I am giving it 3 stars.


    4. an interesting volume on the intersection of drama and politics s best when it s discussing the similarities of being a star and being the president, at its weakest when considering policy.Worth picking up if you run across a copy.



    5. Interesting read, with a valuable perspective, but I d read similar things before, so didn t get much new out of this book.


    6. concise and articulate point of view on why powerful leaders put on a performance, and why we allow them to do so.



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