theatromania

theatromania

(θɪˌætrəʊˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Theatre) an abnormal fondness or mania for the theatre

theatromania

a mania for the theater.
See also: Drama, Manias
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Aschheim, "Reflections on Theatricality, Identity, and the Modern Jewish Experience" (21-38); Peter Jelavich, "How 'Jewish' Was Theatre in Imperial Berlin" (39-58); Anat Feinberg, "Stagestruck: Jewish Attitudes to the Theatre in Wilhelmine Germany" (59-76); Delphine Bechtel, "Yiddish Theatre and Its Impact on the German and Austrian Stage" (77-98); Bernhard Greiner, "German and Jewish 'Theatromania': Theodor Lessing's Theater-Seele between Goethe and Kafka" (99-115); Peter W.
One scholar finds that "theatromania" raged among the social and political elite of the kingdom, as evidenced by the creation of private theaters among the high aristocracy and the passion devoted to amateur theatrics even within the royal family.(13) The theater consolidated its hold on the sociability of the highborn--so much so that contemporaries spoke of the lobbies of the Theatre-Francais or the Opera as substitutes for an increasingly privatized royal court.(14) The aristocracy and its imitators flocked to the theater as a place to see and be seen; perhaps, they were even enjoying the spectacle more than ever.(15) However, the stage was a passion the highborn shared with other social strata, even the common people.