method acting

Main Entry:  method acting
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a dramatic technique in which actors identify as closely as possible with the character played by correlating experiences from their personal lives to the character; also called Stanislavsky system
Etymology:  created by Konstantin Stanislavsky
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method acting

noun
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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