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stagy

(US), stagey
excessively theatrical or dramatic
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It reminds us that the play doesn't have to be stagy, because the characters already are, especially Algernon Moncrieff (William Ellis), Bunburyist and poseur of the most delicious kind, and surely a reflection of Wilde's own social persona.
Perhaps that is why Nicholas Shakespeare's new novel feels so stagy.
Early in the novel, the dialogue seems at times too stagy, the characters too dramatic.
Leblanc's direction, ff slightly stagy, was lean and fluid, with movement always dramatically linked to the music.
With its stagy sets and fantasy sequences, this is a movie with great visual style as it summons up a mythical city straight out of a Toulouse-Lautrec poster.
So maybe the story is a little stagy. Maybe the AUTOnomy seems like science fiction.
And, a quarter-century after Sociobiology, the dispute continues--less stagy, more epistemological (there is even a specialty journal called Social Epistemology), but still belligerent.
Some of the blemishes also remind one of Whitman, as when the poet apostrophizes: "O fragile poems / flowers of night love." This strikes me as a painful pose, a stagy innocence adopted by scores of lesser and by one or two better American poets over the years; because Ferlinghetti writes in a popular style and is sharply aware of his audience, he can seem a tad calculating at times.
For example African-American performers now represent ghetto life in Rap music videos, but the performance of blackness is no less packaged, stagy and cartoonish than its antebellum forebear.
Other than that, the only general complaint I have is that the execution, particularly of the first sections, tends to be rather stagy, too sweet and neat, even verging on the corny.
The screenplay (by Dorfman and Rafael Yglesias) retains some lines that sound like stagy clunkers.
The only awkward moments consist of some interviews with Bartoli's record producer, Christopher Raeburn, who comes across as rather pompous; there are a couple of rather stagy tete-a-tetes during which Mr.