histrionicism

histrionicism

(ˌhɪstrɪˈɒnəˌsɪzəm)
n
literary histrionic behaviour or acts

histrionicism

a tendency to theatrical or exaggerated action. Also histriconism.histrionics, n.histrionic, adj.
See also: Behavior
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To name only a few: butch abjection, femmitude, leather, pride, SM, drag, musicality, fisting, attitude, zines, histrionicism, asceticism, Snap!
Psychopathological scores higher than in the general population, and personality traits include dependence, histrionicism and narcissism.
His power derives from a persistent self-exposure, but exposure of a self that always eludes definition: calculated histrionicism cannot be distinguished from psychopathological compulsion.
"Imaginary audition" is an approach to Shakespeare Berger advocates in Imaginary Audition: Shakespeare on Stage and Page (1989) and applies further in his study of Othello in "Impertinent Trifling: Desdemona's Handkerchief." In Imaginary Audition, he challenges some recent versions of New Histrionicism by contending that plays ought to be read not only as scripts but also as literary texts, a view Lukas Erne draws on in Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist (Berger xii, 24; Erne 25), and that exclusively text-centered armchair interpretation should be qualified to incorporate "the perspective of imaginary audition and playgoing" (Berger xiv).
She offers a typically expansive list of such practices, naming queer ways of being in the world that she sees as particularly "flushed with shame": "To name only a few: butch abjection, femmitude, leather, pride, SM, drag, musicality, fisting; attitude, zines, histrionicism, asceticism, Snap!