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Drama LP: An Actor's Education (Large Print)
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In this riveting personal history, John Lithgow shares a backstage view of the life and career that took place before he became a nationally known star. Above all, Lithgows memoir is a tribute to his father, Arthur, who brought theater to Johns boyhood. From bedtime stories to Arthurs illustrious productions, performance and storytelling were cherished parts of family life. Drama tells of the Lithgows countless moves between Arthurs gigs and details a young actors introduction to the undeniable power of theater.
As Lithgow relives his storied career, he cuts to the heart of why actors are driven to perform, and why people are driven to watch them do it. But he also chronicles the harrowing moments of his past, reflecting on mistakes large and small and the love of a father who set him on the road to a life onstage. Funny, affecting, and thoroughly engrossing, Drama pulls back the curtain on the making of one of our most beloved actors.
"A memoir as finely crafted as one of Lithgows performances."
Emmy Award-winner John Lithgow presents a charming, witty, and revealing memoir about his family, his work, and his life in Drama—an intimate story of insights and inspirational reflections from one of Americas most beloved actors. Lithgow pays tribute to his father, his greatest influence, and relives his collaborations with renowned performers and directors including Mike Nichols, Bob Fosse, Liv Ullmann, Meryl Streep, and Brian De Palma. A compelling reflection on the trials, triumphs, and changes across his long career, Lithgows Drama illuminates the inner life of a celebrated talent, and points the way forward for anyone aspiring to greatness in their own life.
About the Author
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.
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