method acting
n [U]
a way of acting in which actors try to identify completely with the characters they are playing. It was based on the ideas of the Russian director Constantin Stanislavsky, and developed in the US by Lee Strasberg at the Actors’ Studio in New York. Famous actors who have used ‘the Method’ include Marlon Brando, Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro.

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