method acting

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Noun1.method acting - an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
acting, performing, playacting, playing - the performance of a part or role in a drama
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Take cues from method actors to become a credible resource for your audiences;
We don't do that because they're super method actors, but just because we wanted to be filming when they actually saw it for the first time, so they could actually live in their first response to seeing Bobby having his eye gouged out.
His immigrant Polish parents wanted him to teach - but his heart was set on the theatre and he became one of the first method actors.
brigidjones: Tories saying frozen energy prices hurt companies didn't mind that their rules effectively freezing council tax hurt councils #justsaying @sixthformpoet: I wonder how many method actors have been pronounced dead and cremated while preparing for the role of a corpse.
This fact brought flashbacks to a trip I went on at primary school to a Victorian mill and one of the method actors kept pointing to my hair and calling me "Devil's child".
In the anti-Richard corner, from the moment he was hacked to death on Bosworth Field in 1485, chroniclers, playwrights and method actors have depicted the last Plantagenet as a hunchback.
25 ( ANI ): Sir Anthony Hopkins has taken a dig at "miserable grump" method actors like Daniel Day-Lewis, by asking the film crew not to refer to him by the name of the character he is playing in Alfred Hitchcock's biopic.
However, method actors run the risk of losing themselves and falling into a pattern of constantly playing a part, even if it is their own character.
For example, he adapted 'mind-mapping' as a method actors can use to make connections to their characters.
Here's a look at other method actors who have blurred the lines between fact and fiction.
She said she could not understand why the Wicklow-based star and other method actors refused to break character away from the movie set.
Clearly even the most talented of method actors would have found it impossible to replicate the emaciated victims of this prison camp.