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Theatrical performance   /θiˈætrɪkəl pərfˈɔrməns/   Listen
Theatrical performance

A performance of a play.  Synonyms: histrionics, representation, theatrical.

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"Theatrical performance" Quotes from Famous Books

... fell he picked it up and soothed it. I damned him in my heart; the book, which I was sure he did not read—the sea, to which I was ready to take oath he was indifferent—the child, whom I was certain he would as leave have tossed overboard—all seemed to me elements in a theatrical performance; and I made no doubt he was already nosing after the secrets of his fellow-passengers. I took no pains to conceal myself, my scorn for the creature being as strong as my disgust. But he never looked my way, and it was night before I learned he ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson

Words linked to "Theatrical performance" :   performance, matinee, public presentation

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