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stagy

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excessively theatrical or dramatic
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Stagey dialogue would have punctured the intense mood piled up by the power of the songs.
The preening of the two dancers alludes to the way in which both citizens and city put themselves on display, while the stagey backdrop and mannered camping of the performers foreground the theatricality of Turin's most famous building itself.
Also, the score is bombastic and relentless and doesn't sit well with the slightly stagey dialogue in Justin Hay the's script.
Films based on plays are often too stagey and a '70s-set political docu-drama could easily turn audiences off - but this is absolutely engrossing.
The bouts themselves become almost incidental as Sheridan takes a hard look at the logic of violence, the strategy of deliberately inflicting pain in an effort to secure a score, and the terrifying addiction to violence exhibited by mobs of frantic spectators who voyeuristically live out pent-up aggressions through the stagey spectacles into the ring.
Fin de siecle suspenser has atmosphere and a classy veneer, but is really kind of stagey and musty.
The secondary roles are characterful, in a somewhat stagey manner, but any Werther stands or falls by the quality of its principal singers.
At the trial, the tape's stagey antics reduced the judge to laughter, but Zappa was found guilty and ended up spending 10 days in jail, an experience, Miles writes, that changed Zappa forever: "By the time he got out, he no longer believed anything the authorities had ever told him.
Vetch," an ink and watercolor drawing from the 1950s, is simply terrific without being too stagey.
Kennedy double-dealt his way around racial controversies until his stagey telephone call to Loretta Scott King during her husband's imprisonment launched him on what became as believable a pilgrimage as Jimmy Carter's against injustices both men had abetted for most of their lives.
As if this weren't stagey enough, Ashok Singhal, a great votary of Dharma, a functionary of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council), hectored that he would retaliate.