Fear of Drying

Richard Eyre

  • Stage Fright: Its Role in Acting by Stephen Aaron
    Chicago, 156 pp, £13.95, July 1986, ISBN 0 226 00018 4

‘Miss Sawyer, you listen to me ... and you listen hard. Two hundred people, 200 jobs, $200,000, five weeks of grind and blood and sweat depend on you! It’s the lives of all those people who’ve worked with you. You’ve got to go on and you’ve got to give, and give and give! They’ve got to like you, got to. You understand? You can’t fall down, you can’t ... you’re going out a youngster, but you’ve got to come back a star!’

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