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 (thē-ăt′rĭ-kəl) also the·at·ric (-rĭk)
1. Of, relating to, or suitable for dramatic performance or the theater.
2. Marked by exaggerated self-display and unnatural behavior; affectedly dramatic.
3. Of or relating to a film that is being shown in movie theaters: The blockbuster's theatrical revenue was much higher than anticipated.
1. A stage performance, especially by amateurs.
2. theatricals Affectedly dramatic gestures or behavior; histrionics.

the·at′ri·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē), the·at′ri·cal·ness (-kəl-nĭs) n.
the·at′ri·cal·ly adv.
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1. Of or relating to drama or the theater:
2. Suggesting drama or a stage performance, as in emotionality or suspense:
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There was an animation in the scene, a mirage of light, of which nothing now can give an idea, unless it be the fictitious splendor of a theatric spectacle.
Now Tarzan preferred to bait the blacks in as theatric a manner as his fertile imagination could evolve.
Gretely previously directed a theatric play, "Spinning Lives", in which he featured the art of Tahtib.
CARDIFF University's School of Medicine has been turned down for a prestigious race equality award two years after students mocked a black academic in a theatric review by depicting him wearing a giant penis.
com)-- As part of the General Entertainment Authority winter calendar that includes diversified theatric and artistic events in different cities across the Kingdom, GEA hosted "America's Got Talent" live shows for the first time in the Kingdom and across the Middle East.
That signature humour is still there, but it's tempered now, a wry wink here, a theatric flourish there.
After looking at several techniques and events prolonging the already induced precarities of the occupation, I move on to discuss what I argue are the conditions intrinsic for their functioning as spaces of waiting: the configuration of the conditions of recognizability, the theatric performance of rights, and the inducing of precarity.
The Programme consists of various content including the Smart Investor Magazine, a series of awareness sessions, a portable exhibition, along with theatric performances.
First, because it was a wonderful theatric collaboration among many talented artists.
While it is important not to read too much into visual signs or theatric props (63)--especially due to the fact that symbolic meaning is negotiated, contested, and polysemous in its reception--one cannot overstate the presence of iconic Bibles in this body of films.
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Living in Moscow, Kiev, and Warsaw, Casimir dabbled in artistic and theatric endeavors and starred in a silent film, his only political forays expressing support for moderate pro-imperial nationalism.