What is another word for theatricalism?

Pronunciation: [θiːˈatɹɪkəlˌɪzəm] (IPA)

The word "theatricalism" describes a style or tendency towards exaggerated, dramatic behavior or performances. There are several synonyms that can be used to describe this concept, including theatrics, histrionics, melodrama, showiness, grandiosity, exuberance, and extravagance. The use of such terms suggests a tendency towards heightened language, gestures, and emotions, often associated with the stage or screen. While theatricalism can be a useful tool for storytelling or communication, it can also be seen as excessive or insincere, depending on the context and intention behind it. Choosing the right word to describe this concept can help to convey a specific tone or attitude towards it.

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Usage examples for Theatricalism

So thought Mr. Conned, saturated with German theatricalism, and seeing no likely difference in the appeal of a "Parsifal" which he had successfully produced, and a "Salome," he prepared to put the works of Wagner and Strauss on the same footing at the Metropolitan Opera House.
"A Second Book of Operas"
Henry Edward Krehbiel
In the meanwhile we may remark that the intense theatricalism of opera ought never to be a source of astonishment to any one who has studied the history of its origins.
"Some Forerunners of Italian Opera"
William James Henderson
He laughed with a sense of treating himself to a theatricalism.
"Erik Dorn"
Ben Hecht

Famous quotes with Theatricalism

  • As for the general idea of what one would do if certain of death in an hour—I fancy most persons in normal health tend to sentimentalise and romanticise a bit about it. For my part—as a realist beyond the age of theatricalism and naive beliefs—I feel quite certain that my own known last hour would be spent quite prosaically in writing instructions for the disposition of certain books, manuscripts, heirlooms, and other possessions. Such a task would—in view of the mental stress—take at least an hour—and it would be the most useful thing I could do before dropping off into oblivion. If I finish ahead of time, I'd probably spend the residual minutes getting a last look at something closely associated with my earliest memories—a picture, a library table, an 1895 Farmer's Almanack, a small music-box I used to play with at 2 ½, or some kindred symbol—completing a psychological circle in a spirit half of humour and half of whimsical sentimentality. Then—nothingness, as before Aug. 20, 1890.
    H. P. Lovecraft

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