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This week, “Every time I hear Frankenstein by The Edgar Winter Group I am Paralyzed by Nerves”
“We’ve all felt it, that knot in the stomach, the dry mouth. Stage fright, the sweaty feeling Laurence Olivier called “the actor’s nightmare.” Whether it’s delivering a speech in front of your workmates or singing in front of 80,000 people, it can be debilitating even if you were born to perform.
“Take for instance Stephen Fry. He’s no stranger to being in front of people but in 1995, just three performances into the run of Cell Mates, he let nerves get the best of him and went AWOL. He left a message on his home-phone that said: “I’m sorry. I’m so very sorry” and didn’t act on stage again for seventeen years…”
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