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 Definition The portrayal of the physical, emotional and mental complexities of a given character in the theatre. [d] [e]
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Launt, see User_talk:Launt_Thompson#Boxes.  —Stephen Ewen (Talk) 00:31, 24 August 2007 (CDT)

some approaches to include

  • method acting (per Stanislavsky) - famously used by Dustin Hoffman; made fun of during a cameo by (director) Sydney Pollack in the film Tootsie
  • Brechtian acting (has goals opposite to "method acting") - Mother Courage, for example, employed large captions to distract audience from believing in the characters being shown
  • improv (maybe, or maybe a different article, since it is not using a script); maybe belongs, at least in part, with comedy, but is not always comedic in its goals
  • theater vs. film acting
  • spying, disguises, con artists (in literature, for example) - i.e., The Scarlet Pimpernel is famous for wearing disguises and seeming to be someone else