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On Politics and the Art of Acting

Miller, Arthur

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ISBN 10: 0670030422 / ISBN 13: 9780670030422
Published by Viking, New York, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition, first printing, signed by Arthur Miller on the half title page. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 001304

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Title: On Politics and the Art of Acting

Publisher: Viking, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

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 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.

About the Author:

One of America's greatest playwrights and foremost public intellectuals, Arthur Miller is the author of numerous works, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Death of a Salesman and The Crucible. His most recent book was Echoes Down the Corridor: Collected Essays 1944-2000.

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