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stage fright

Acute nervousness when performing or speaking before an audience, as in When John first had to present his findings to the board of directors, stage fright made him stutter . [Second half of 1800s]
See also: fright, stage
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This cure for stage fright is not limited in its scope.
My stage fright developed over time as the choreography got more difficult, and I realized I had more of a chance of screwing it up," she says.
If you decide that for the short period of time that you are standing there talking to them you will like them, no matter what they have done or how they are looking at you now--it will pulverize that stage fright.
Every actor has stage fright, but there are levels, from serious psychotic breakdown, where you lock yourself in your dressing room and refuse to come out.
The 41-year-old said: "I went to hypnotherapy for stage fright years ago and it completely worked.
But at 67, Dame Helen Mirren still suffers from stage fright, she has revealed in a frank interview.
London, Sept 21 ( ANI ): Salma Hayek has revealed that she backed out of her plan to star in a Broadway musical after suffering crippling bouts of stage fright.
Instant expert A RARE, handwritten pre-production storyboard for master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock's film Stage Fright, comes up for auction next month.
He writes: "Yes, the usual stage fright and nerves were present among the cast for their first night of the pantomime, but it all went very well.
Goodness knows how much she is being paid for performing, although it must be enough to ease her much discussed crippling stage fright.
When I experienced stage fright for the first time in the early '90s, I had a great opportunity to learn about that compassion, for others and myself.
An alcoholic singer who went bankrupt after developing stage fright has admitted driving while almost five times over the limit.
Laura, aged 19, said: "We're so proud of all the children - we thought they might get stage fright but every one of them got up on the catwalk and did their best.
Cameron is paralysed by stage fright on the play's opening night, Mandy forgets Tony's birthday and Max and OB are horrified to hear of Tom's paltry role in the Nativity.
CRAIG LEVEIN last night claimed Heart had taken stage fright as Feyenoord's shining stars dazzled them.