An Actor's EducationBook - 2011
Sharing a backstage history of his early life and career that took place before he became a nationally-known star--and paying tribute to the most important influence in his life: his father, Arthur Lithgow--the actor reveals why actors are driven to perform, and why people are driven to watch them do it. 100,000 first printing.
"A memoir as finely crafted as one of Lithgow’s 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 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.
Sharing a backstage history of his early life and career--and paying tribute to his father, Arthur Lithgow--the author reveals why actors are driven to perform, and why people are driven to watch them do it.