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  • n. A acting technique in which the actor fully immerses themselves into the character they are playing.

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  • n. 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


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  • Also called The Method

    Acting approach, based on Stanislavsky's teachings. As explained in the book "An Actor Prepares", it involves internal rather than external preparation. It was taught by Lee Strasberg and his Actor's Studio, graduates of which included Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger, Montgomery Clift, Julie Harris and others.

    February 4, 2008