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    Registered User kelby_lake's Avatar
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    Any actor ever felt this?

    Empty and bare,
    Standing there, on the stage
    Its expanse, your big chance
    To shine as the star.

    Yet worried and scared,
    Unprepared, on the stage
    Unlearnt lines, misread signs
    From a nervy director.

    Now it's the time, first night
    Your stage fright, on the stage
    Acting wary, tensions scary...

    The audience applauds.

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    It is good that you have recognised how critical people can be of themselves even when such criticisms are unfounded
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    Card-carrying Medievalist Lokasenna's Avatar
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    Oh boy, do I recognize that feeling - you've captured it well!
    "I should only believe in a God that would know how to dance. And when I saw my devil, I found him serious, thorough, profound, solemn: he was the spirit of gravity- through him all things fall. Not by wrath, but by laughter, do we slay. Come, let us slay the spirit of gravity!" - Nietzsche

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    Ah yes...I remember those days well. It's part of the thrill of it though. I can't count how many times I've run these same thoughts through my head and then (as you say) the audience applauds and the curtain raises and you just go for it

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    I eat words. Moshu's Avatar
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    Oh yeah. That's early acting in it's essence. I love the beginning "empty and bare, standing there on the stage," that's so perfect. I (act alot of Shakespeare) always get on stage the first time doing that show, and wonder "what can I offer these people? I have nothing worth watching..."

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