Acting

Performing art characterized by movement, gesture, facial expressions, speaking, and intonation, which are used to create a fictional character for the stage, motion pictures, or television. The art of acting is not mimicry, exhibitionism, or imitation, but is marked by the skill to react to imaginary stimuli, a refined sensibility, intelligence, and an ability to convey the intent and feelings of a character to the audience. .

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30885
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acting
acteren Dutch
actuación Spanish

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Refers to the performing art characterized by movement, gesture, facial expressions, speaking, and intonation, which are used to create a fictional character for the stage, motion pictures, or television. The art of acting is not mimicry, exhibitionism, or imitation, but is marked by the skill to react to imaginary stimuli, a refined sensibility, intelligence, and an ability to convey the intent and feelings of a character to the audience.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300264355. The J. Paul Getty Trust.