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- n. theatrical behaviour and mannerisms
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A theatrical, showy, or stagy action or thing.
- n. The state or character of being theatrical; theatrical appearance; histrionism.
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- n. an artificial and mannered quality
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As with most of these play, a great deal of the theatricality is outside of the words and “story.”
"real life" roles and the blurring, semi-transparent quality of lace, Marie Antoinette's theatricality is crucial for connecting her sartorial reign to the
“Moves,” famous for being danced in silence, isn’t really so much a ballet as a series of sketches, and some of its repeated and outstretched splayed-hand gestures look phony, but Robbins’s theatricality is such that it still commands the attention of the general audience better than any other dance I have ever known performed without aural accompaniment.
Art historian Michael Fried, using the terms "theatricality" and "absorption," distinguishes between figures who seem to break out from a picture to engage with us, and those so deeply contained in thought or action that we impose ourselves upon them.
And yet, like Moon, they also have something stylised, unearthly and unreal about them: a kind of theatricality which isn't too bad.
Adding to the theatricality was the arrival of Kold-Draft ice machines, which become de rigueur at the top cocktail caves.
Morrell and David Finn, which fashionably evokes in an abstract manner the ravages of a modern eastern European war zone and makes play with the idea of theatricality Venus is a prima donna, who performs on a stage within a stage.
Court intrigue ensues, and "theatricality" motivates numerous late stage plot poins.
The fox and coachman sequence was suffused by Norman Ferguson's delightful brand of "theatricality" as Natwick called it and Shamus Culhane and Norman Tate played first and second violins to Fergies score that Disney had sanctioned.
Borden, we are told, is the superior magician, but it isn't until his act is supplemented by the kind of theatricality Angier specializes in that it takes off.