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  • adjective Enamored of the theatre, the craft of acting or of actors/actresses.


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  • We know how sexy Cooke looked and how sensational was the play's climax in a cave on Staffa, because, in 1811, a stagestruck publisher, William West, had started to print images of play characters, followed by sets and prosceniums.

    Projections of puppet theatre

  • At age five, she was pushed into show business by her stagestruck parents, Arthur and Katie (Silverman) Rutstein, and a year later, she was cast in a Broadway play.

    Lillian Roth.

  • From an early age, Arthur knew performers and became stagestruck.


  • The aging windbag who would have held Divine Service six times a week if he had been allowed and who, despite his frequent laughter, never seemed to understand anyone else's jokes, seemed like the last sort of expedition commander to load trunks of frivolous costumes the way the stagestruck Parry had.

    The Terror

  • “Because the whole thing was so puzzling at first, we wondered if Katie was a little stagestruck, fibbing about seeing the, uh, flower man.”

    The Flower Man

  • They went to the playing fields not as men go to the tennis-club but as stagestruck girls go to an Audition; tense and anxious, racked with dazzling hopes and sickening fears, never in peace of mind till they had won some notice which would set their feet on the first rung of the social ladder.

    Surprised by Joy

  • One can name a number of literary men of great rank who have written vainly for the stage, to say nothing of others who are authors of works in the form of drama, but nevertheless, like a Shelley, Swinburne or Longfellow, may not have been stagestruck.

    Our Stage and Its Critics By "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"

  • Reade, we know, was absolutely stagestruck, and wrote dozens of plays and spent a great deal of money over them; indeed, it is not too much to say that his mania for the theatre seriously injured his work as a novelist.

    Our Stage and Its Critics By "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"

  • Pure ambition in some cases, vanity in others, are the motive-force, to say nothing of the numbers who may be regarded simply as stagestruck; and to such as these nothing seems worth striving for save to represent the triumphant heroine, the fascinating

    Our Stage and Its Critics By "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"

  • Balzac, though not stagestruck in the same degree as Charles Reade, had

    Our Stage and Its Critics By "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"


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