theatricism

theatricism

(θɪˈætrɪˌsɪzəm)
n
behaviour or action that is theatrical or showy
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To further diminish the political importance of the protests, Komsomol'skaya Pravda also relied on metaphors that emphasized the disorderliness and the theatricality of the events, calling them "turmoil raised in the Russian cyberspace," a "social media rebellion," a "weird spectacle," a "phantasmagoria," and "theatricism" (Grishin, 2011c; Koc, 2011; Vorsobin, 2011; "Zapad Provyol," 2011).