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  • n. Plural form of theatrical.
  • n. histrionics

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dramatic performances; especially, those produced by amateurs.


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  • Johnston's love of "theatricals" is well-represented, and if some of his Old Etonian ribaldry sounded better than it reads 20 years on, it is forgivable because the opportunity to indulge his passions is executed engagingly and with such enthusiasm.

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  • Amateur theatricals is all right for an occupation for them that hasn't got anything to do nor nowhere to go, but they cause useless agony to an audience.

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  • Good-bye, Lady Wolvercote; I hope the fair and the theatricals will be a great success.

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  • MY DEAR ROUGE POT, -- You say that you all want to have "theatricals" these holidays, and beg me to give you some useful rules and hints to study before the Christmas Play comes out in the December Number of

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  • It even sponsored theatricals, and Wilson not only directed two but, incredibly, also performed in a cross-dressing role as Tom Carberry in The Spirit of 76 -- a highly popular farce of this time, exploring what might happen if gender roles were completely inverted.

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  • "The real-estate business is a working endowment for the theaters," said Gina Vernaci, vice president of theatricals for PlayhouseSquare.

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  • Life has become a whirlwind of theatricals, games, suppers, treasure hunts, and parties.

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  • A cut-throat drama school culture, he argues, is replacing the co-operative ethos and wide experience once offered by amateur theatricals and by the old regional repertory companies.

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  • Not only did he come to help in the theatricals, but insensibly, and as

    CHAPTER 13

  • Corliss, who was responsible, by the way, for the theatricals, having first suggested them, was to take Torvald's part; but his interest seemed to have died out, or at any rate he begged off on the plea of business rush.

    CHAPTER 13


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