theatricize

theatricize

(θɪˈætrɪˌsaɪz) or

theatricise

vb (tr)
to make something theatrical or artificial
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
References in periodicals archive ?
The book theatricizes and allegorizes certain moments lived at the intersection of life and death, dream and reality, the rational and the strangely irreducible.