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Synonyms for theatrical

Synonyms for theatrical

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

overemotional exaggerated behavior calculated for effect

Synonyms for theatrical

suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater


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Comay also incisively comments: 'If the large puppet's overt manipulation of the chess-pieces would seem to repeat or reflect (in inverting) the dwarf's covert manipulation of the puppet, it is perhaps less a question of exposing, theatricalizing or expressing the latter's secret than of subverting our habitual assumptions regarding exposure or theatricality as such'.
Musical purists deplored the very notion of theatricalizing a composition so solemn in content and, they argued, complete in itself Others, offended perhaps by the title, hinted that the whole enterprise was opportunistic.
It was unusual enough for Variety's reviewer to write, "While theatricalizing to an extent, the newspaper atmosphere is exceptionally restrained and reasonable for Hollywood.
Another form of protest took the form of theatricalizing the same ideas represented in the processions.
Along with codirector Jane Jones, they have done a spectacular job of theatricalizing Irving's novel, a meditation on people's ambiguous feelings about babies--wanting them, not wanting them, having them and mistreating them, not having them and longing for them.
But there is also a serious purpose behind this theatricalizing of narration: though frequently regarded as a hypervisual, print-oriented novelist who uses new technologies to redefine the novel as an object, Federman has also been interested in recovering the oral immediacy of narration, which - to borrow Peter Brooks's description - can put us "in touch again with a lived situation of exchange between narrator and narratee, creator and public" (287).
3) The publication of adultery trials, many of which featured illustrations of curious or intriguing "scenes" in the affair, analogous to illustrations in contemporary dramatic texts or novels, also had the effect of theatricalizing adultery for the virtual audience of the reading public.
Laid on the otherwise unarticulated white ground, the finger-painted marks here take center stage, theatricalizing a kind of elemental will to communicate.
While there is no doubt that the theater contributed to the development and refinement of many cultural practices, I have a difficult time accepting Neely's thesis that the five plays she lists created the practice of theatricalizing the insane that was so helpful to the Marquis de Sade in the staging of his plays.
Untitled (Djordje Ozbolt) confirms this criticism and takes it to a childish and parodic extreme, theatricalizing the visual experience with the addition of spotlights and special effects.
Rhoades performs his revenge on art, theatricalizing the double standard