method acting

Method acting is a style of acting first expounded by Konstantine Stanislavsky in the early 1900s, and popularized by Lee Strasberg (1899-1982) in the US in his Actors Studio. Method acting refers to actors who gave realistic performances based upon and drawn from their own personal experiences and emotions. Refers to not emoting in the traditional manner of stage conventions but to speak and gesture in a manner used in private life.