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 ... of Southern California for two years before dropping out to return to acting ...
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 ...
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 ... was not at the 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:

    More than in any other performing arts the lack of respect for acting seems to spring from the fact that every layman considers himself a valid critic.
    Uta Hagen (b. 1919)

    Blessed be the inventor of photography! I set him above even the inventor of chloroform! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has “cast up” in my time or is like to—this art by which even the “poor” can possess themselves of tolerable likenesses of their absent dear ones. And mustn’t it be acting favourably on the morality of the country?
    Jane Welsh Carlyle (1801–1866)

    It especially helps if you know that we’re all faking our adulthood—even your parents and their parents. Beneath these adult trappings—in our president, in our parents, in you and me—lurk the emotions of a child. If we know that only about ourselves, we become infantile; if we understand that about everybody, then we have nothing to be ashamed of—unless, of course, we go around acting like a child and expecting everyone else to act like grownups.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)