exaggerated or theatrical behavior; histrionics
We have all seen the amateur dramatics of children when they do not get what they want.
Not unlike the Oscars, the Razzies ceremony is a rickety mix of sharp wit, amateur dramatics, and musical pastiche.
The dramatic instinct, if so it may be called, has always been marked with me, and amateur dramatics are still my chief diversion.
Not by your landlord, but you know what amateur dramatics are.
Our aim is always high, and they would be right to aim at nothing lower than this in their amateur dramatics.
Mrs. Westley, who had never quite outgrown a love of amateur dramatics, gave her approval to Isobel's plans for her costume.
amateur dramatics are one of the most enjoyable and wholesome forms of recreation.
It was unlucky, for his amateur dramatics were to be crowned that evening by a public part on the college stage.
Percy thought that you must have seen so much of amateur dramatics in Europe that you could tell him just how to do.
Beautiful bath gown, but more adapted for amateur dramatics than for a musicale.