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Acting Presidents: 100 Years of Plays about the Presidency Bruce E. Altschuler

Acting Presidents: 100 Years of Plays about the Presidency

Bruce E. Altschuler

Published December 15th 2010
ISBN : 9780230110175
Hardcover
208 pages
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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, fictionalMoreAlthough 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 publics trust in government has declined, the heroic presidents of the first half of the twentieth century have been replaced on stage by such antiheroes as Nixon and Harding.