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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Callahan, who has written about film for various publications, describes classic Hollywood stars from 1912 to 1960, who are often compared to later actors, and the importance of their style and their similarities and differences from the Method actors of the 1950s and later, beginning with silent era players Lillian Gish and Greta Garbo, through Marlon Brando, Kim Stanley, and their Method colleagues.
"If you look at the well-known method actors of the generation, they put in incredible performance after incredible performance.
I think she sometimes does it on purpose and mutters rather than enunciates, like method actors in television dramas.
Dubai: People in Dubai may love their cinema, but they are equally capable of appreciating theatre, plays and stage performances, acclaimed theatre artist and one of India's finer method actors Pankaj Kapur told XPRESS ahead of his Dubai debut next week.
ESIO TROT New Year's Day BBC1 6.30pm As one of the most famous Hollywood 'method actors' of all time, Dustin Hoffman has gone to extraordinary lengths to realistically portray characters in blockbuster films such as Rain Man, Tootsie, Midnight Cowboy and Kramer vs Kramer.
"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.
He seems to think that directors are psychics who can read into the souls of modern playwrights, thereby extracting a "truly authentic performance that closely resembles the one I envisioned when I wrote [the play]." As a director, I think that playwrights' intentions were much easier to extract back in the day when America was known for its Method actors and plays--in the 1930s, '40s and '50s.
I don't necessarily work from a Method actors point of view.