amateur dramatics

Main Entry:  amateur dramatics1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a genre of theatrical entertainment provided by non-professional actors or groups, esp. local drama clubs
Example:  The resident amateur dramatics group has its own theater.
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Main Entry:  amateur dramatics2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  exaggerated or theatrical behavior; histrionics
Example:  We have all seen the amateur dramatics of children when they do not get what they want.
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