But the staginess
of her acting was unbearable, and grew worse as she went on.
The plays themselves", he added, "will be properly adapted for TV and sufficiently extended in setting to remove any feeling of staginess
about the production".
Mailer was certainly one of the first to suggest the staginess
of the images from the moon, and to consider the possibility that they were indeed staged by NASA: "the event was so removed, however, so unreal, that no objective correlative existed to prove it had not conceivably been an event staged in a television studio" (122).
Nonetheless, if "authenticity" is the standard, it'd be quite easy to see him, especially in the staginess
of his readings, as the height of affectation.
True, she's got enough genuine inauthenticity to go around -- decades of positioning, framing, parsing, dodging -- but the perception is compounded by the obvious staginess
of the gigantic political apparatus that surrounds her and directs her movements.
In 'Je ne parle pas francais' the narrator, a rather preening writer, makes much of the levels of perceptual quality by using quotes and staginess
to draw attention to the constructed world: 'Anyway, the "short winter afternoon was drawing to a close" as they say' (62) and 'According to the books I should have felt immensely relieved and delighted .
35pm) James Stewart plays the star turn in a typically ambivalent Alfred Hitchcock experiment, notable for its uninterrupted 10-minute takes and vice-like staginess
Sometimes the heads talk past one another, and sometimes they achieve a marvelous lucidity, a combination that makes these videos, for all their staginess
and projection, feel like being inside a real person's head.
While he never breaks with the representational convention established for such moments by overtly looking at the camera itself, his carriage and positioning nonetheless manifest a sense of conscious staginess
that suggests he is presenting himself to be looked at even as busies himself with the act of looking.
This abrupt halt to what seemed a playful, post-modern staginess
in the lives of Eva and Jeremy reveals a final resistance in Bowen to the idea of identity as performance.
The overt staginess
of The Martyred Soldier lends itself naturally to readings such as Pickett's and Myhill's, which reveal that theater was always pointing first and foremost to its own mechanisms.
Cristina Stanciu has called Brougham's burlesques 'playing at playing Indian', since they emphasised their own staginess