theatricality


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the·at·ri·cal

 (thē-ăt′rĭ-kəl) also the·at·ric (-rĭk)
adj.
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.
n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.theatricality - an artificial and mannered quality
artificiality - the quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally

theatricality

noun
Showy mannerisms and behavior:
Translations
التَّصَرُّف المَسْرَحي المُتَكَلَّف
teatrálnost
dramadramatik
színpadiasság
tilgerî, leikaraskapur
teatrálnosť
abartılı şekilde

theatricality

[θɪˌætrɪˈkælɪtɪ] Nteatralidad f

theatricality

ntheatralische Art

theatre

(ˈθiətə) (American) theater noun
1. a place where plays, operas etc are publicly performed.
2. plays in general; any theatre. Are you going to the theatre tonight?
3. (also ˈoperating-theatre) a room in a hospital where surgical operations are performed. Take the patient to the theatre; (also adjective) a theatre nurse.
theˈatrical (-ˈӕ-) adjective
1. of theatres or acting. a theatrical performance/career.
2. (behaving) as if in a play; over-dramatic. theatrical behaviour.
theˈatrically adverb
theˌatriˈcality (θiatriˈkӕ-) noun
theˈatricals (-ˈӕ-) noun plural
dramatic performances. He's very interested in amateur theatricals.
the theatre
1. the profession of actors. He's in the theatre.
2. drama. His special interest is the theatre.
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1) Baer's carefully researched and extremely readable book should eliminate any question that the OP riots, or for that matter, any "theatricality" practiced by English crowds, was less than serious.
In the long journey of Trisha Brown and her company, what began as pure abstraction has become emotionally infused, deepening into a newfound, ineffable theatricality. What began as an all women's company has become a mix of genders, races, and nationalities.
The velvety surface and deep, nonreflective blacks of these prints emphasize their goofy theatricality. Seen as a group, they are a striking example of the camera used as magic box or mirror, a tool in our quest to find out what we really look like to the rest of the world and thus who we really are.
Nostalgia for a queen in Shakespeare's Winter's Tale and Antony and Cleopatra produces mourning for the loss of feminine theatricality that animates the stage's captivating power.
Mendes's staging is a nonstop thrill ride, as impressive for its ensemble acting as for its stripped-down theatricality. When Sally tells Cliff she's pregnant and he urges her to keep the baby, the emcee drags a stand-up mike onstage for her to sing "Maybe This Time." When she has second thoughts about giving up showbiz, it's the emcee who sings "I Don't Care Much," as if he's inside her mind, while she sits and smokes.
Not the gifted Wheeldon's most successful work, VIII nevertheless has craft and theatricality. Angel Corella made a grim, taut Henry, dancing first with the clinging Katherine of Aragon (Alessandra Ferri) and then with Anne Boleyn (Julie Kent, back to form after childbirth), as ghosts of his eventual six wives appeared in sheer, black period dress.
On the contrary, the essence of Wall's "near documentary" (and now "near near documentary") approach consists precisely in the overt tension between the absorptiveness and antitheatricality of his chosen motifs and the artifactuality and to-be-seen-ness (I'm stopping just short of saying "theatricality") of his autograph means of presentation (perhaps we can think of this as a tension between representation and presentation).
The theatricality created by these animated narratives transformed the altarpieces into a homogenous whole, evaluated by critics a s representing the second golden age of Italian painting.
This year's program was no different, but the technical excellence and thrilling theatricality of the performances made this a particularly exciting two months.
For Kelley, Shaw, and Pettibon as well, the challenge comes down to converting a former involvement with performance, duration, and theatricality into an object-based practice.
Posner argues, were deeply preoccupied with problems of theatricality and disguise.
"There is evil in everyone," says Wevers, adding that to play these characters, "you have to find it in yourself." The dancer approaches these roles like a "method" actor--not surprising since Wevers was trained in his native Brussels by Nicole Karys, a former member of Maurice Bejart's Ballet du XXieme Siecle, a company famed for its theatricality. "I wasn't taught ballet for just the steps," Wevers says.