melodramatic


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suggesting drama or a stage performance, as in emotionality or suspense

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having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama

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characteristic of acting or a stage performance

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Hultgren explores the convergence of the melodramatic mode and representations of late-Victorian British imperialism.
But by 1850, a "minor revolution" in the theatrical business model saw "moral reform plays" replacing heroic melodrama (McConachie, Melodramatic 158).
melodramatic quality at play in Schindler's List, which is often read
Mexican machismo extended to Sanchez's melodramatic sideline pouting during the game and the players' refusal to shake hands with their U.
But the impeccably staged production by out director Nicholas Hytner makes any melodramatic excesses forgivable, with the help of a superb ensemble cast and a snazzy set designed by Bob Crowley.
In the overly melodramatic "Riffs," a young Polish-American boy must choose between his ailing diabetic mother and the rock music he adores.
On the negative side, the upbeat tone of the book sometimes leads to alarmist and melodramatic statements which diminish the otherwise good writing.
The plot, in which a young musician courts a dancer only to jilt her for her half-sister, veers to the melodramatic, and the acting is sweetly non-professional.
I don't want to get too melodramatic about it, but actually it is pretty melodramatic if you think you might not be around to see your kids.
I'm not saying "we're all in Guantanamo now," or anything as melodramatic as that.
While it continues the exploration of adolescent desire and frustration that's earned de Beer a reputation as a preeminent auteur of teen angst, the new work also suggests an artist who is herself maturing, moving away from the often melodramatic physical abjection of her earlier works toward a more nuanced investigation of psychological alienation.
Nor do I recognise a number of other elements of your hyped-up and melodramatic article.
Ward wrote, "In place of such superstitious hype, I offer far more dangerous, hair-raising, melodramatic, and magical tales.
In the early years of the revolutionary state, International Women's Day events provided arenas for melodramatic appearances by Soviet women breaking free from their abusive relationships, Central Asian women removing their Muslim veils and casting them into bonf ires, or the enactment of soap-opera quality plays in which Soviet consciousness emboldened women to seek official protection from wife-battering.
Popular culture, Williams proves in her examinations of the most popular and transformative stories about race since the mid-nineteenth century, most often examines moral and racial questions in the melodramatic mode.