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stagestruck

or stage-struck

[steyj-struhk]
adjective
  1. obsessed with the desire to become an actor or actress.
  2. enthralled by the theater and the people, customs, traditions, etc., associated with it.
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Origin of stagestruck

First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for stagestruck

Historical Examples of stagestruck

  • It was equally true that he was not stagestruck—not, at any rate, in the usual acceptation of that expression.

    The Troll Garden and Selected Stories

    Willa Cather

  • The three were stagestruck from the time the curtain went up, and all of them forgot their lines.

    The Adventures of Buffalo Bill

    Col. William F. Cody