Q: Is acting an activity in which a story is told by means of its enactment by an actor or actress who adopts a character—in theatre? ¶
A: Yes, and television, film, radio, or any other medium that makes use of the mimetic mode.
Q: Is acting based on a codified system of behaviour and actions that are considered to be believable and realistic or artificial and theatrical? ¶
Q: Was acting known as a "player"? ¶
A: Yes, and and, when in the Elizabethan era specific buildings for acting were built, they was known as "play-houses" rather than "theatres".
Q: Was acting long seen in terms of the actor's sincerity or hypocrisy—should he believe in what he is saying and be moved by it, or should he distance himself and convey his role in a detached manner? ¶
A: Yes, The answer varies according to how one sees the effect to be produced in the audience and the social function of theatre.