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Acting presidents : 100 years of plays about the presidency

Author: Bruce E Altschuler; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Evolving American presidency.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Although films about the presidency have been a popular subject for analysis, there is no equivalent literature about plays that portray chief executives. This book fills that gap by examining in detail about 50 plays depicting historical, fictional and even musical presidents. It explains how, as the public's trust in government has declined, the heroic presidents of the first half of the twentieth century have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Altschuler, Bruce E.
Acting presidents.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
(DLC) 2010023841
(OCoLC)643323022
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce E Altschuler; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230115316 0230115314 9780230110175 0230110177 9781349292493 1349292494
OCLC Number: 696332826
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 193 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Plays about Abraham Lincoln --
Other heroic presidents --
The president as anti-hero --
Fictional presidents --
Musical presidents --
Conclusions.
Series Title: Evolving American presidency.
Responsibility: Bruce E. Altschuler.
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This book seeks to fill a major gap in the literature about fictional representations of presidents by studying more than 40 plays, written since 1900, which have had prominent productions on or  Read more...

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