presentationalism

[ prez-uh n-tey-shuh-nl-iz-uh m, pree-zen- ]
/ ˌprɛz ənˈteɪ ʃə nlˌɪz əm, ˌpri zɛn- /

noun Theater.

a style of production in which the audience is addressed directly with songs, skits, exposition, etc., and no attempt is made at realism.

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Origin of presentationalism

First recorded in 1885–90; presentational + -ism
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