He laughed with a sense of treating himself to a theatricalism.
France, during his day, was governed by the dictates of theatricalism.
There was no curtain, no stage, no scenery, no theatricalism.
You never hear it sung by concert singers; because it has no theatricalism in it.
Only the French genius is capable of just such a splendid blend of naïveté, emotion, and the best ...