the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation
the performance of a part or role in a drama
acting, performing, playacting
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characterisation, characterization, enactment, personation, portrayal
acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
imitating the mannerisms of another person
method, method acting
an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
dumb show, mime, pantomime
a performance using gestures and body movements without words
business, byplay, stage business
incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect
a short theatrical episode
poor acting by a ham actor
ostentatious or vainglorious or extravagant or melodramatic conduct
performing a role in an event that occurred at an earlier time
acting a particular role (as in psychotherapy)
an impressionistic portrayal of a person
the act of mimicking; imitative behavior
an abbreviation of pantomime
schtick, schtik, shtick, shtik
(Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention
character, part, persona, role, theatrical role
an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
any specific behavior
arts or skills that require public performance
the act of playing a musical instrument
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