Coping With the Limelight: A Manual on Stage Fright (Paperback)

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By Andrew B. White (Foreword by), Marianne Bahmann
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Maria Callas, one of the great sopranos of all time, suffered such stage fright that she had to be shoved onto the stage for a performance. Laurence Olivier, unparalleled among 20th Century actors, was dropped from the cast after he dissolved into nervous giggles on the stage Whether you suffer intense fear or mild nervousness when standing before an audience-or sitting across from your boss or interviewer-seasoned voice coach and performer Marianne Bahmann will guide you toward feeling at ease and without fear in her well-rsearched Coping with the Limelight: A Manual on Stage Fright. In this reader-friendly and comprehensive book, the concept, causes, and solutions around fear of appearing before an audience of one or hundreds is addressed. Whether you fear the glare of the spotlight or the attention turned to you when engaged in a sport, Bahmann addresses cause, effect, and solution. Using this book as a trusted friend, a wide range of performance fears will be quelled.

About the Author

A performer with long experience on stage as a singer and accompanist, Marianne Bahmann struggled with stage fright for many years. Her extensive research into its causes and remedies has been brought together in this inclusive and personal manual. The author holds a Master of Music degree in voice performance from Drake University and was a Fulbright scholar at the Staatliche Hochschule fuer Musik in Stuttgart, Germany. Throughout her career as a soloist, concert accompanist, and voice coach, she has worked with others facing the spotlight to understand and minimize the physical symptoms that plague one's best efforts.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781439255797
ISBN-10: 1439255792
Publisher: Booksurge Publishing
Publication Date: October 21st, 2009
Pages: 138
Language: English