Definition of theatricalism in English:


Pronunciation /THēˈatrəkəˌlizəm/ /θiˈætrəkəˌlɪzəm/


See theatrical

‘Originally a reaction against realism in theater, ‘theatricalism’ reveals the machinations and artifice of theater.’’
  • ‘Finally, Marshall W. Mason's superb direction, using John Lee Beatty's outstanding set design, also helped to potentiate the theatricalism of the piece.’
  • ‘And his initial reaction to the food is overwrought: In one scene he vomits immediately after eating, and it reeks of theatricalism.’