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Method ActingJennifer Farrell There are many diverse methods and approaches to acting each actor uses thethings he has learned and creates his own unique way of playing and interpreting a roleUsing the things he has learned he can find his own weaknesses and strong points andtherefore creating this method that belongs to him only But before the actor can learn hisown method he must study many other methods to the approach of acting There aremany different methods of acting One of the many methods is called presentational acting When using thisapproach an actor will study his character and present the character by mimicking theactions this character would make along with the characters speech tones gestures andmannerisms Sometimes an actor using this method will actually feel the charactersemotions An actor must develop this character during the rehearsals so that he canreproduce the same effects for the performance and know how to stay focused and remainin control of the characters actions and knowing what to expect This method requiresmuch attention to voice and movement the major tools used in this method Another method is called representational acting In this method the actoractually tries to put himself in the characters place feeling what the character would feeland experiencing his thoughts and emotions Even though movement is important in thismethod more emphasis is put on the actual feelings and emotions as though you reallywere in this characters place Internal portrayal is very important while portraying acharacter using this method In contrasting the two methods it comes down to the fact that when usingrepresentational acting an actor uses the psychological feelings and emotions of thecharacter in presentational acting an actor uses the gestures words and mannerismsportraying the external characteristics of a role Both methods present the truth in eachcharacter both observations of nature and both breathe life into a character on stageThe goals are the same for both methods that is to make the character
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