Through the vivid stories in Drama, John Lithgow takes us backstage in his own life, from early childhood memories to his struggle to establish himself as an actor. More than anything, Drama pays tribute to Lithgow’s father, Arthur, an actor, director, producer, and great lover of Shakespeare, who brought theatre to John’s boyhood. 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. His 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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