An actor has the ability to express different emotions according to different characters. Acting is a skill perfectioned by the three P’s patience, practice, and presentation. Some techniques actors follow to upskill their acting and give their best performances.
An actor's life experience can play an important role in their way of expressing a character. There are no specific skills an actor must possess. Every actor has their own way of creating a certain character. It is very important for the actor to choose their expressions making them adaptable to situations.
There are a few known methods actors practice to achieve perfection in their skills.
5 Methods of Acting:
Stanislavski Method :
The Stanislavski method trains the actor to make him/her versatile to feel, recreate, deliver, and leave a mark. In this method of acting the actor ought to keep himself in the place of the character and react to himself first to make the representation look real. The actor must know the objective of the character in each scene to make it look relatable to the audience. The actor must draw an expression from their experiences in life; this is called the emotional memory of an actor. There needs to be a coherent tempo or rhythm in an actor's expression learned by this method. One should give emphasis on physical activity and improvisation over verbal expression. Thus Stanislavski believed that acting is a whole outburst of emotions, physical activity, and expression through one's experiences.
To bring about realism to a character Stanislavski suggests an actor ask certain questions to himself: