Definition of method acting noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


method acting

BrE BrE//ˈmeθəd æktɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeθəd æktɪŋ//
[uncountable] Film reviews and promotion
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a method of preparing for a role in which an actor tries to experience the life and feelings of the character he or she will play See related entries: Film reviews and promotion Culture Method acting is based on the ideas of the Russian director Constantin Stanislavsky, and developed in the US by Lee Strasberg at the Actors' Studio in New York. Famous actors who have used 'the Method' include Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro.
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