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

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suitable to or characteristic of drama

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sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect

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used of a singer or singing voice that is marked by power and expressiveness and a histrionic or theatrical style

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These are preliminary sketches with abundant sententious speeches from the moralizing uncle, in which the didactic overshadows the satirical, and there is not yet much of dramatic merit.
of All's Well--ruptures of syntax and dramatic action--lead Snyder to a meditation on Shakespeare's characterization of Helen as an ironic, active lover in a world governed by patriarchal demands.
The next year, 1966, A Rat's Mass established Kennedy as a major--and permanent--player in American dramatic arts, though she still had no sense of herself and her work as seminal.
Earlier theories have treated dramatic climate change primarily as a trigger for extinctions and the evolution of new species.
Internationally, however, he is best known for his full-evening dramatic spectaculars: Romeo and Juliet (1965), Anastasia (1971), Manon (1974), Mayerling (1978), Isadora (1981), and The Prince of the Pagodas (1989), all works that shared something of the same sensibilities as his Sadler's Wells choreographic contemporaries Peter Darrell and Cranko.
Sanchez's trial thus becomes both a dramatic historical tale and a vehicle for exploring madness, religious toleration, and inquisitorial procedure in his era.
Quite the most dramatic part of the University of New South Wales at Kensington, Sydney is the Scientia, which houses the institution's main ceremonial and social spaces and forms a formal focus for a rather ragged campus largely inhabited by utilitarian buildings.
Although he certainly had a flare for the dramatic, even this astounding personality could not have arranged his April 23 birth date to coincide with the Feast of Saint George, also celebrated this same day.
As Errol Hill writes, Locke felt "the need for experimentation in form and urged on Black theatre artists the courage to be original, to break with established dramatic convention of all sorts and develop their own idiom" (5).
The article presents the mode of combining the dramatic with the lyrical and how this distinctive combination indicates Browning's conception of literary genres.
The past 10 years have seen dramatic changes in Latin America.
During the 1930s and 1940s the Iraqi theater was taking root: local texts became more available (though most writers produced just one play), interest in the theater grew, numerous plays were published and many plays performed, and the Iraqi government provided financial incentives for troupes and established a theater department at the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad in 1940, headed by Haqqi al-Shibli, who had just spent four years studying dramatic art in France.
Although the decade today is largely forgotten or derided, it represented the possibilities of a powerful, modern nation embracing an ideology of small government - a dramatic interlude of individualism after the interventionism of Woodrow Wilson and the progressivism of Theodore Roosevelt.
The relationship between dramatic text and performance is complex.