An actor is somebody who portrays a fictional character in a staged performance (also actor; see here). Usually, the actor plays “in the flesh”, i.e., in the common medium of the regular theatre or on screen, or in other modern media like film, television, and radio. Sometimes, the actor also acts in other mediums as well.
Different types of actors are employed by the film and TV industries. There are many more categories. Some of the most popular are the following: the stage actor, the movie actor, the television actor, the animated actor, the voice actor, the movie producer, and the director. Performers in these different categories usually perform different roles, but they are all included under the term actor.
There was the Theatre Manager before there were directors and producers in the Early Middle Ages. The Theatre Manager was someone who supervised the conduct of the actors, the musicians, and the dancers in the various theatres that were present in the town. An example of a Theatre Manager would be Festus Gavarini, the famous manager of the famous opera “Toscan”. Another famous Theatre Manager was Flavio da Sangallo, who was the Assistant Director at the Royal Court in Venice, Italy.
The beginning of Modern Acting can be traced back to the 18th century with the creation of the first theatre, in Venice. From there, there developed in London, and eventually developed even further in France, Germany, and elsewhere in Europe. The development of acting started to move away from the Italian theatre during the late 19th century, when the United States developed the First Stage. These early stages did not have clear cut costumes or very elaborate sets, but the style was similar to the later ones in England and France.
Most of the actors during this time period either served in the military, or were air force pilots. After their service in the military, they continued on in acting, only now they were able to gain some recognition as well. One of the best known actors of this time was Maxim Levov, who went on to play many different roles in different theaters. In fact, his name is synonymous with Russian roles even today, and his greatest role was playing the character of Grigori by Maxim Sokolsky. Some other great performers during this period were Stanislavski, Szedow, Arkhang, Zorachko, Mladenoff, Kulesza, Tursis, and Lazar.
The advent of newer technologies, like movies, changed the landscape of how an actor or actress could get noticed. Digital photography allowed for the use of film to capture an actor’s performance, which was much nicer than previous mediums such as video tapes. Video also gave birth to the concept of CGI, which greatly increased the depth of detail in an actor’s performances. Today, there are more opportunities for female performers than ever before, and more female artists are getting the opportunity to show off their talent to audiences around the world. In fact, there have been some female actresses who have actually achieved success in the world of theater, and some of their creations have even grossed millions and billions of dollars!