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  • Having a passionate desire to become an actor: the stage-struck youth promised himself that one day his name would be on the theatre’s billboard
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    • He left school at 10 to work in his father's solicitor's practice, but, stage-struck from youth, became an actor, and was noticed by H. Irving who later produced some of his plays.
    • Theatre was much funnier in those days and (like the equally stage-struck Dickens) Bainbridge the novelist can't resist the essential absurdity of people pretending not to be themselves eight times a week.
    • In addition stage-struck volunteers will work in many other areas of the production, such as stage management, prop making, building and painting the set, or in the more technical areas of sound and lighting.

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