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Articles Tagged with acting

A Life on Stage

An interview with Jim Miller, Professor of Theatre

MU Theatre Professor Jim Miller emphasizes happenstance events, moments of inspiration, and intriguing connections as he talks about his work in the theatre—from a revelation while working on a Pepto-Bismol commercial in New York years ago (that he couldn’t “stomach” life as a struggling Broadway actor) to selecting which plays to direct at MU. Now, after twenty-six years of teaching and directing at MU, Miller has not only gathered a large repertoire of these stories, but has also come to believe in the power of such intangible resources as serendipity and instinct in the realm of acting and directing.

Audio and Video Tagged with acting

Miller reads the letters of Tennessee Williams

From an interview with Jim Miller, Professor of Theatre

MIller talks about how he got involved in the performance of the letters of Tennessee Williams.

The instinct of directing

From an interview with Jim Miller, Professor of Theatre

Miller discusses his philosophy of teaching the disciplines of directing and acting.

The Mizzou difference

From an interview with Jim Miller, Professor of Theatre

MIller talks about the extraordinary talent at Mizzou and the difference it has made.

Film vs. Theatre

From an interview with Jim Miller, Professor of Theatre

Miller talks about his preference of film over theatre as an actor’s medium.