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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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 ... expense of her being womanly." She has mentioned she is uninterested in acting in nude or overly sexual scenes ...
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. ...
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 ... University of Southern California for two years before dropping out to return to acting ...
Joanna Kerns - Career - Early Roles
... in show business as a dancer before turning to acting ... was the one person who really influenced my acting career" (Radovsky) ... Meredith also introduced Kerns to Peggy Feury, whom Kerns studied acting under ...
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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word acting:

    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)

    But when I saw that they were not acting consistently with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?”
    Bible: New Testament, Galatians 2:14.

    If you are willing to inconvenience yourself in the name of discipline, the battle is half over. Leave Grandma’s early if the children are acting impossible. Depart the ballpark in the sixth inning if you’ve warned the kids and their behavior is still poor. If we do something like this once, our kids will remember it for a long time.
    Fred G. Gosman (20th century)