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

overemotional exaggerated behavior calculated for effect

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suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater

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In fact, they are consciously and actively involved in their own theatricalization through their fun and games, their word plays, their unrestrained humor and even their battles.
My argument is three-fold: (1) to show how cultural policy and Santeria interface within the Cuban Revolution to govern/render governable the black population, (2) to demonstrate how dance choreography is a central tool in the theatricalization process of folkloric-embodied worship, (3) to prove how a discourse of temporality stemming from philosophy, the arts, and political theory is necessary and appropriate for understanding this multi-dimensional subject.
Whether it's as a play or musical, theatricalization of film properties requires, at the very least, freshness of vision, if not of structural conception.
The second half of Theatric Revolution moves away from the issue of censorship to explore other aspects of what Worrall calls "the theatricalization of British popular culture" (the title of Chapters 6 and 7).
In other words, the real collective psychoanalysis of the scenes of Aaron's questioning by Lucius is the public modeling of the unredeemability of the black life as the norm for it, otherwise a demotic theatricalization of the proverbial Elizabethan wisdom of not trying to "wash an Ethiope white.
A persistent features of Muratova's cinematic style is her theatricalization of speech in situations p ortraying the everyday, the so-called' double-speak' prevalent in Soviet society, with its obligatory set phrases.
15) Such irresponsible sartorial experiment, criticised by Susan Sontag as 'the theatricalization of sexuality', showed a contempt for the victims of Nazism and for a German public on both sides of the Berlin Wall still coming to terms with the Hitler era.
This he relates to the boredom of the ancien regime noted by La Rochefoucauld as coming from the theatricalization of life, the dissociation of true sentiments from everyday behavior.
17) However, Stow's evident dismay at the "the decoding and recoding of the landscape by privatization, commercialization, and theatricalization of public life" undermines this distinction so that the Survey presents a "striking contrast between temporal continuity and spatial disjunction.
O' Hara expresses a campy theatricalization of the (hetero) All-American Young Man of the 1950s.
City is a brilliant example of the theatricalization of life, of the city as a stage (a development that would reach its climax with the election of a movie star as president of the United States--"our first Acting President" as Vidal delightedly exclaimed).
Despite this top-down prejudice, there is value in many of these papers, such as Ronald Rittgers' informative chapter on the struggle between city and pastor over confessional forms in Nurenburg, Raymond Mentzer's lively study of penance among the Reformed communities in southern France, Charles Parker's important review of contested public rites of reconciliation among Dutch Reformed parishioners, Wietse de Boer's article on Federico Borromeo's penitential legislation, and Jennifer Selwyn's fascinating study of Jesuit theatricalization of penance in southern Italy.
The rhetoric of theater and role-playing in these theoreticians is not merely figurative, for it describes what each philosopher sees as a literal theatricalization of women's behavior, a ritual with origins so obscure as to nearly blind insight.
Her central topic, then, is 'the role of dramatic theory and spectacle in the rhetorical discovery, interpretation, enactment, and even theatricalization of torture' (3).
53) This show, a theatricalization of the self, is capable of expressing a resistant relation to dominant influences in politics and culture, as Richard Ellmann describes Oscar Wilde, "conducting, in the most civilized way, an anatomy of his society, and a radical reconsideration of its ethics" (xiv).