Drama: An Actor's Education

Paperback | October 9, 2012

byJohn Lithgow

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"A memoir as finely crafted as one of Lithgow’s performances."
—Steve Martin

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 America’s 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, Lithgow’s Drama illuminates the inner life of a celebrated talent, and points the way forward for anyone aspiring to greatness in their own life.

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"A memoir as finely crafted as one of Lithgow’s performances."—Steve Martin 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 America’s most beloved actors. Lithgow pays tribute to his ...

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In this riveting and surprising personal history, John Lithgow shares a backstage view of a young actor's life and career. Before he gained fame with the film The World According to Garp, his early years were full of scenes both hilarious and bittersweet. The theater worlds of New York and London come alive as Lithgow relives his colla...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:October 9, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061734985

ISBN - 13:9780061734984

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“John Lithgow’s memoir, Drama, reminded me that the world is indeed all a stage and that professionals have some great ideas about how to perform on it.”