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There are many diverse methods and approaches to acting each actor uses the things he has learned and creates his own unique way of playing and interpreting a role Using the things he has learned he can find his own weaknesses and strong points and therefore creating this method that belongs to him only But before the actor can learn his own method he must study many other methods to the approach of acting There are many different methods of acting One of the many methods is called presentational acting When using this approach an actor will study his character and present the character by mimicking the actions this character would make along with the characters speech tones gestures and mannerisms Sometimes an actor using this method will actually feel the characters emotions An actor must develop this character during the rehearsals so that he can reproduce the same effects for the performance and know how to stay focused and remain in control of the characters actions and knowing what to expect This method requires much attention to voice and movement the major tools used in this method Another method is called representational acting In this method the actor actually tries to put himself in the characters place feeling what the character would feel and experiencing his thoughts and emotions Even though movement is important in this method more emphasis is put on the actual feelings and emotions as though you really were in this characters place Internal portrayal is very important while portraying a character using this method In contrasting the two methods it comes down to the fact that when using representational acting an actor uses the psychological feelings and emotions of the character in presentational acting an actor uses the gestures words and mannerisms portraying the external characteristics of a role Both methods present the
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