Playing scared : a history and memoir of stage fright
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Status

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Waterloo Public Library - Adult Nonfiction792.028019 SOLOn Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Syndetics Unbound

More Details

Format
Book
Physical Desc
272 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language
English

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"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"--,Provided by publisher.
Local note
B&T Diversity Analysis 2022 : BISAC.

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Solovitch, S. (2015). Playing scared: a history and memoir of stage fright . Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Solovitch, Sara, 1953-. 2015. Playing Scared: A History and Memoir of Stage Fright. Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Solovitch, Sara, 1953-. Playing Scared: A History and Memoir of Stage Fright Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Solovitch, Sara. Playing Scared: A History and Memoir of Stage Fright Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.