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 character's speech, tones, gestures, and
mannerisms. Sometimes an actor using this method will actually 'feel' the character's
emotions. An actor must develop this character during the rehearsal's 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 character's 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 character's 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,
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