stanislavski system

method

[meth-uhd]
noun
1.
a procedure, technique, or way of doing something, especially in accordance with a definite plan: There are three possible methods of repairing this motor.
2.
a manner or mode of procedure, especially an orderly, logical, or systematic way of instruction, inquiry, investigation, experiment, presentation, etc.: the empirical method of inquiry.
3.
order or system in doing anything: to work with method.
4.
orderly or systematic arrangement, sequence, or the like.
5.
the Method, Also called Stanislavski Method, Stanislavski System. a theory and technique of acting in which the performer identifies with the character to be portrayed and renders the part in a naturalistic, nondeclamatory, and highly individualized manner.
adjective
6.
(usually initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, or employing the Method: a Method actor; Method acting.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English: medical procedure < Latin methodus < Greek méthodos systematic course, equivalent to met- meta- + hodós way, road

methodless, adjective
antimethod, adjective


1, 2. means, technique. Method, mode, way imply a manner in which a thing is done or in which it happens. Method refers to a settled kind of procedure, usually according to a definite, established, logical, or systematic plan: the open-hearth method of making steel; one method of solving a problem. Mode is a more formal word that implies a customary or characteristic fashion of doing something: Kangaroos have a peculiar mode of carrying their young. Way a word in popular use for the general idea, is equivalent to various more specific words: someone's way (manner) of walking; the best way (method) of rapid calculating; the way (mode) of holding a pen. 4. disposition.
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Stanislavski Method

noun
method ( def 5 ).
Also called Stanislavski System.


Origin:
1940–45; named after K. Stanislavski

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method (ˈmɛθəd)
 
n
1.  a way of proceeding or doing something, esp a systematic or regular one
2.  orderliness of thought, action, etc
3.  (often plural) the techniques or arrangement of work for a particular field or subject
4.  bell-ringing major See minor any of several traditional sets of changes
 
[C16: via French from Latin methodus, from Greek methodos, literally: a going after, from meta- after + hodos way]

Method (ˈmɛθəd)
 
n
(sometimes not capital)
 a.  a technique of acting based on the theories of Stanislavsky, in which the actor bases his role on the inner motivation of the character he plays
 b.  (as modifier): a Method actor

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method
1540s, from M.Fr. methode, from L. methodus "way of teaching or going," from Gk. methodus "scientific inquiry, method of inquiry," originally "pursuit, following after," from meta- "after" (see meta-) + hodos "a traveling, way" (see cede). In reference to a theory of acting
associated with Rus. director Konstantin Stanislavsky, it is attested from 1923.
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method meth·od (měth'əd)
n.

  1. A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something.

  2. Orderly arrangement of parts or steps to accomplish an end.

  3. The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge.

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