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If there’s a point to this exercise, it gets lost amid so many histrionic reenactments of scenes we’ve seen replayed on the news and parodied in late-night comedy for more than two decades.
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While King’s narrative romanticizes the relationship between mental illness and creativity, Larraín’s histrionic direction often reduces these elements to camp.
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We get an amusingly histrionic psychological thriller from Plaza and a clever Ronald Reagan pastiche from Duplass and actor-producer Ethan Sandler.
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This rare merit even the most fastidious critic must allow: but her histrionic essay is, in another respect, equally remarkable.
THE HUBBLE-SHUECHRISTIAN CARSTAIRS
She has inherited the histrionic gift from her mother—from me.
QUINALICE HEGAN RICE
Histrionic art always and everywhere suffers from the ephemeral conditions under which it has to be externalised.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
In the midst of her histrionic triumphs, Mlle. Clairon continued her career of gallantry.
QUEENS OF THE FRENCH STAGEH. NOEL WILLIAMS
Here she trained a number of aspirants to histrionic fame, several of whom were destined to make their mark in years to come.
QUEENS OF THE FRENCH STAGEH. NOEL WILLIAMS
Sadie was weeping into her black-bordered handkerchief, nor were they the tears of histrionic talent.
EMMY LOUGEORGE MADDEN MARTIN
The histrionic presentation of a play is not, strictly speaking, a vocal interpretation, nor an interpretation by action.
BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
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WORDS RELATED TO HISTRIONIC

  • affected
  • artificial
  • campy
  • ceremonious
  • comic
  • dramaturgic
  • exaggerated
  • hammy
  • histrionic
  • histrionical
  • mannered
  • melodramatic
  • meretricious
  • operatic
  • ostentatious
  • pompous
  • schmaltzy
  • showy
  • staged
  • stagy
  • stilted
  • superficial
  • theatric
  • thespian
  • tragic
  • unnatural
  • unreal
  • vaudeville
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