Acting

Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play.

Most early sources in the West that examine the art of acting (Greek: ὑπόκρισις, hypokrisis) discuss it as part of rhetoric.

Read more about Acting:  Definition and History, Professional Actors, Improvisation

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Joanna Kerns - Career - Early Roles
... her start in show business as a dancer before turning to acting ... "Burgess was the one person who really influenced my acting career" (Radovsky) ... also introduced Kerns to Peggy Feury, whom Kerns studied acting under ...
Jenna Von Oÿ - Early Life and Career
... She began her acting career as a child in regional stage productions and commercials ... Von Oÿ made her television acting debut in 1986 on an episode of ABC Weekend Special, followed by a guest roles on Tales from the Darkside and Kate Allie ... film school at the University of Southern California for two years before dropping out to return to acting ...
Acting - Improvisation
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Sean Gullette - Acting
... In 2010 he played principal roles in Blue Ridge, directed by Vincent Sweeney, and Die zwei Leben des Daniel Shore, with Nikolai Kinski and Morjana Alaoui, directed by Michael Dreher ... Gullette is rumored to be in talks to play the lead role in Tula Station, directed by Sergio Maroquin, from the award-winning novel by David Toscana, and the lead role in Lilith, a thriller from French director Fabien Martorell. ...
Evangeline Lilly - Career
... Lilly studied acting at The Yaletown Actors Lab ... on The View that she places writing and being a mother as top priorities, but she likes acting as a day job and she will continue acting when possible ... her being womanly." She has mentioned she is uninterested in acting in nude or overly sexual scenes ...

Famous quotes containing the word acting:

    It is not enough to ask, ‘Will my act harm other people?’ Even if the answer is No, my act may still be wrong, because of its effects on other people. I should ask, ‘Will my act be one of a set of acts that will together harm other people?’ The answer may be Yes. And the harm to others may be great. If this is so, I may be acting very wrongly, like the Harmless Torturers.
    Derek Parfit (b. 1943)

    I would rather miss the mark acting well than win the day acting basely.
    Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.)

    A régime which invented a biological foreign policy was obviously acting against its own best interests. But at least it obeyed its own particular logic.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)