Episode 23 – Michael Jackson as an Actor

Abstract: In this episode, Karin and Elizabeth, discuss Michael Jackson as an actor. The focus on his life, performance, film and how he was able, and what he used to play his audience.


REFERENCE AS:

Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 23 – Michael Jackson as an Actor” Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 3, no. 4 (2017). Published electronically 7/03/17. http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-23/


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Episode 23 – Michael Jackson as an Actor
by Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu

It is important to understand that Michael Jackson was taught from a young age how to act to not offend white people.


Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here.

Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. Find out more about Elizabeth here.


All Our References and Where to Easily Find Them

1. Karin Merx, Elizabeth Amisu, Roberta Meek, and Lisha McDuff. “Episode 8 – MJAS Exclusive: Michael Jackson & Prince Part I (with Lisha Mcduff & Roberta Meek).” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 2, no. 3 (2016).
2. Karin Merx, Elizabeth Amisu, Roberta Meek, and Lisha McDuff. “Episode 9 – MJAS Exclusive: Michael Jackson & Prince Part II (with Lisha Mcduff & Roberta Meek).” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 2, no. 3 (2016).
3. Ed. Encyclopaedia Britannica, ‘Stanislavsky’s System’ https://www.britannica.com/art/Stanislavsky-system
4. Elizabeth Amisu, ‘Thought’s on Michael Jackson’s Transformation’, ‘The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife (Preager 2016) 69-76.
5. Elizabeth Amisu, ‘ “Liberace Has Gone to War”: Undressing Michael Jackson’s Fashion’, ‘The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife (Preager 2016) 49-58.
6. Karin Merx, and Elizabeth Amisu. ‘Episode 18 – Halloween Special: ‘Ghosts” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 3, no. 2 (2016).
7. Marina Abramović, The artist is Present, Museum of Modern Art (March 14-May 31, 2010) https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/964?locale=en.
8. Example of The Artist is Present.

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