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Slings and Arrows: Theater in My Life
(Applause Books). "He's a marvelous storyteller: gossipy, candid without being cruel, and very funny. This vivid, entertaining book is also one of the most penetrating works to be written about the theater." - Publishers Weekly
Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Applause Theatre & Cinema Book Publishers
(first published 1984)
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There is little after the first chapter of Bobby Lewis's personal life - not a word about personal relationships, political views, fears, and few regrets - but this theatre-memoir is a vivid expression of a person's artistic identity. Lewis literally snuck into his early work in theatre, became a member of the landmark Group Theatre through the 1930s, but parted with Strasberg in terms of the actor's methodology and eventually, through his famous "Method or Madness" lectures, articulated a more ...more