The term was widely used to describe to a type of 19th century British drama made popular by James Planché. Planche defined it as "the whimsical treatment of a poetical subject.
The term is derived from the Italian word stravaganza, meaning extravagance.
Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza strides with flair into 14th year 'More sound, more pyros' help to keep show 'spectacular'.(News)
Jan 12, 2008; Byline: Hector Gutierrez , Rocky Mountain News Gerardo "Jerry" Diaz isn't just grooming his six lavish horses for his Mexican...