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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.
An itinerant traveller he visited many of the great European Opera Houses, often returning with the hilarious anecdotes and jottings of a true 'Theatric Tourist'.
In a theatric move, they laid all their guns on the ground that day, signaling their compliance with the students' demands.
Rallies, seminars, debates, folk music programmes, drama and theatric performances, tableaux and literary sittings were also held to highlight Sindhi culture, history and heritage at the events.
The launch of the event featured a unique theatric animation of the living spaces in which models acted out scenarios in a dramatic manner.
Executive producer Pocholo Mallilin informs that after receiving two awards for artistic excellence, Club Mwah will receive another distinction from the prestigious Asia Pacific Awards Council as The Most Outstanding Entertainment Theatric Club in Asia for 2014.
Manalansan writes in his study on gay Filipino men in diaspora, the idioms, strategies, and aesthetics that shape the queer theatric are also the "dramaturgy" of the queer everyday.
(37) We are tempted to align this thought, which in essence returns us to the profound question of methexis and the chorismos (the theatric participation, and the hierarchic divide) that haunts the Platonic field, to Heidegger's ontological difference: Being is not being(s); it is Being that withdraws and refuses representation, which differentiates itself from beings and will not be named.
The 144 pages of text are used to their fullest and do not inflate any use of academic or theatric jargon.
Held under the patronage of Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the seventh edition of the festival will once again bring to the fore both the city's established and emerging theatric talent as well as talent from the other emirates.