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Method acting a technique of acting in which an actor aspires to complete emotional identification with a part, based on the system evolved by Stanislavsky and brought into prominence in the US in the 1930s.

method in one's madness sense or reason in what appears to be foolish or abnormal behaviour; from Shakespeare's Hamlet (1601) in the scene in which Hamlet feigns insanity, ‘Though this be madness, yet there is method in't.’

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