from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The art or practice of acting and stagecraft.
- n. Dramatic or stagy behavior: Cut the dramatics and get to the point.
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- n. the art of acting and stagecraft.
- n. dramatic behaviour.
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- n. the art of writing and producing plays
- n. participation in theatrical productions as an extracurricular activity
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HOUSTON (Ticker) -- Michael Finley made sure there would be no more late-game dramatics from the Houston Rockets.
There were no post-match victory dances or dramatics from the proud father at this Grand Slam.
He has had a distinguished career in dramatics, having been the first post-war President of the Oxford University Dramatic Society, and Governor of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, and subsequently he achieved fame as Author, Playwright and Actor-Manager.
Adding still more to the dramatics was a back room appeal to Nancy Pelosi by Secretary Paulson not to savage his plan in front of the press.
Ntsebeza, who was chairing the hearings, said the commission regretted the "dramatics", but understood why the relatives had begun weeping.
At last a megaphoned announcement from the assistant director dismissing the extras, keeping the star, the lead, and a few small-part people, to clean up medium shots, "dramatics," and other work requiring no crowd.
If this week's game comes down to those kind of dramatics, the heroes will be neighborhood legends.
When I was in "dramatics" in Portland, Oregon, about the time Sirkin was on the silver screen and before Todd Haynes was born, I was in a play called "Mrs. McThing."
"dramatics" in The Blight of Broadway when he was a mere extra -- before he had made himself known to the public in Jeff Baird's first worth-while piece.
Eyes began to wander when a bright new quarterback came into town with a Namath smile, a taste for late-game dramatics and a tub-thumping coach who hailed potential at every opportunity.