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
... Kerns got 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 ...
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. ...
Acting - Improvisation
... Improv was created by Viola Spolin when working with Neva Boyd at a Hull House in Chicago, Illinois ... Improv was created on the realization that adults do not play games ...
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 ... for two years before dropping out to return to acting ...
Evangeline Lilly - Career
... Lilly studied acting at The Yaletown Actors Lab ... 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 ... expense of her being womanly." She has mentioned she is uninterested in acting in nude or overly sexual scenes ...

Famous quotes containing the word acting:

    We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we’re in the present, but we aren’t. The present we know is only a movie of the past.
    Tom Wolfe (b. 1931)

    I have no acting technique.... I act instinctively. That’s why I can’t play any role that isn’t based on something in my life.
    Ethel Waters (1900–1977)

    The old-fashioned idea that the simple piling up of experiences, one on top of another, can make you an artist, is, of course, so much rubbish. If acting were just a matter of experience, then any busy harlot could make Garbo’s Camille pale.
    Helen Hayes (1900–1993)