The book guides the reader through Miller's revue writing in the 1950s and 1960s, to his emergence as a public intellectual and as enfant terrible of the international opera circuit from the mid-70s to the present day. Containing previously lost and undiscovered material, with extensive meditations on the arts, philosophy, medicine, technology, opera, Shakespeare and the philosophy of science, this is a fully-authorized comprehensive collection of Miller's best-known writing from one of the world's leading public intellectuals.
: Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE is a British theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and medical doctor. He was an associate director at the National Theatre and Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theatre. As writer/presenter of more than a dozen BBC documentaries, he has become a well-known television personality and familiar public intellectual in both Britain and the United States. About the editor: Ian Greaves is an archivist, whose work includes The Art of Invective: Selected Non-Fiction 1953-1994 by the playwright Dennis Potter. An occasional broadcaster, Ian has also devised documentaries for Radio 4 and is a contributor to BFI Screenonline.