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metatheatrical (not comparable)
- of or pertaining to metatheatre
2008 August 22, The New York Times, “Theater Listings”, New York Times:
- Amply stocked with jokes about theater lore and wry, metatheatrical gags, it may be silly and inconsequential, but it has more humor and heart than lots of the big-shot musicals on Broadway (1:30).
2006 December 15, Laura Molzahn, “Mezza Verita”, Chicago Reader:
- Late in the game Core interjects a weird dance by two broccoli spears as well as metatheatrical musings that are genuinely thought-provoking.
1999 April 16, Justin Hayford, “Technical Difficulties”, Chicago Reader:
- Like his closest aesthetic cousin in Chicago, Ian Pierce, Corwin has cobbled together a semiabsurdist, metatheatrical approach that rarely gives an audience easy access to his brooding, hard-edged fantasies.