Drama: An Actor's Education

Author(s): John Lithgow

Biography

Through the vivid stories in "Drama", John Lithgow shares a backstage history of his struggle, crisis, and discovery, and the scenes of his early life and career that took place before he became a nationally-known star. Above all, "Drama" is a tribute to the most important influence in John Lithgow's life: his father, Arthur Lithgow. An actor, director, producer, and great lover of Shakespeare, Arthur brought theatre to John's boyhood, where performance and storytelling were a constant and cherished part of family life. Lithgow brings the theatre worlds of New York and London to life as he relives his collaborations with renowned performers and directors including Mike Nichols, Bob Fosse, Liv Ullmann, Meryl Streep, and Brian De Palma. Lithgow's ruminations on the nature of theatre, performance, and storytelling cut to the heart of why actors are driven to perform, and why people are driven to watch them do it. At once hilarious and reflective, "Drama" pulls back the curtain on the making of one of our most beloved actors.

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"John Lithgow's memoir is both unflinching and irresistible. It captures the long, hard road to the stage for any actor, or for virtually anyone trying to make it in New York, and shows how putting all of your hopes into the one thing you love isn't so crazy after all." - Gay Talese

John Lithgow is an award-winning actor, who has starred on stage, film and television. A New York Times bestselling author of eight books for children, he lives in New York and Los Angeles.

General Fields

  • : 9780061734977
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • : HarperCollins
  • : 0.544
  • : September 2011
  • : 235mm X 159mm X 25mm
  • : United States
  • : December 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Lithgow
  • : Hardback
  • : 10-Nov
  • : 791.43028092
  • : 320