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The Resource Playing scared : a history and memoir of stage fright, Sara Solovitch

Playing scared : a history and memoir of stage fright, Sara Solovitch

Label
Playing scared : a history and memoir of stage fright
Title
Playing scared
Title remainder
a history and memoir of stage fright
Statement of responsibility
Sara Solovitch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Stage fright is one of the human psyche's deepest fears. Laurence Olivier learned to adapt to it, as have actors Salma Hayek and Hugh Grant. Musicians such as George Harrison and Adele have battled it and learned to cope. Others never do: In 1973, Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star pitcher Steve Blass suddenly could no longer find the strike zone; his career ended soon after. Surveys in the United States repeatedly rank public speaking as one of the top fears, affecting up to 74 percent of people. Sara Solovitch studied piano as a young child and fell in love with music. At ten, she played Bach and Mozart in her hometown's annual music festival, but was overwhelmed by fear. As a teen, she attended Eastman School of Music, where stage fright led her to give up aspirations of becoming a professional pianist. In her late fifties, Sara gave herself a one-year deadline to tame performance anxiety and play before an audience. She resumed music lessons, while exploring meditation, exposure therapy, cognitive therapy, biofeedback, beta blockers, and other remedies. She performed in airports, hospitals, and retirement homes before renting a public hall and performing for fifty guests on her sixtieth birthday. Using her own journey as inspiration, Solovitch has written a thoughtful and insightful examination of the myriad causes of stage fright and the equally diverse ways to overcome it, and a tribute to pursuing personal growth at any age"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
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Solovitch, Sara
Dewey number
792.02/8019
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.F2
LC item number
.S656 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solovitch, Sara
  • Stage fright
  • Motivation (Psychology)
  • Self-realization
Label
Playing scared : a history and memoir of stage fright, Sara Solovitch
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781620400913
Lccn
2014036488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn889164425
  • 1485466
Label
Playing scared : a history and memoir of stage fright, Sara Solovitch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781620400913
Lccn
2014036488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn889164425
  • 1485466

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