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18artsbeat-lithgow1-articleInlineDon’t you love backstage glimpses? Don’t you love rehearsals? Don’t you love to find out how the magic works?

I do – very much, so I was delighted when I found this delightful series of posts actor John Lithgow is writing for The New York Times’  ArtsBeat blog. Lithgow is currently rehearsing the title role in King Lear for Free Shakespeare in the Park, and finds the time to write Learning Lear, a diary of the rehearsals that is both thoughtful and chatty, with lots of interesting insight on the daily works of a theatre company.

Learning Lear is an ongoing series, and you can find the first handful of entries here. With more to come, of course…