histrionics : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a performance of a play
  • n  a deliberate display of emotion for effect

  • The histrionics of the actor was ill tamed and left the audience squirming.
  • He's got the range and the histrionics.
  • Comes Around (Interlude) are the rare ballads that achieve emotional tension without key-changing histrionics.
News & Articles

  • Amid madness and drama, 'Lucia' hits all the right notes
    Amid madness and drama, 'Lucia' hits all the right notes Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 3:20 pm, Friday, June 28, 2013 The only dramatic histrionics in Opera Saratoga's new production of "Lucia di Lammermoor," which opened Thursday night, are right where they belong — in the music ...
    June 29, 2013 - Albany Times Union

  • Daniel Fried in International Herald Tribune
    There was not shouting, table pounding or histrionics,said Daniel Fried, the top American diplomat for Europe.
  • Laura Keene in Washington Post
    We theater folk have an unfortunate tendency toward offstage histrionics,says Keene during one of the play's more impassioned moments.
  • Jodi Rell in BusinessWeek
    They want an end to the theatrical histrionics of political press conferences and partisan pinball,said Rell, who is not seeking re-election. "They want us to act like adults."

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