dramaturg

dramaturge

[dram-uh-turj, drah-muh-]
noun
a specialist in dramaturgy, especially one who acts as a consultant to a theater company, advising them on possible repertory.
Also, dramaturg.


Origin:
1855–60; perhaps back formation from dramaturgy, but compare French dramaturge, German Dramaturg

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dramaturge (ˈdræməˌtɜːdʒ)
 
n
1.  Also called: dramaturgist a dramatist, esp one associated with a particular company or theatre
2.  Also called: dramaturg a literary adviser on the staff of a theatre, film corporation, etc, whose responsibilities may include selection and editing of texts, liaison with authors, preparation of printed programmes, and public relations work
 
[C19: probably from French, from Greek dramatourgos playwright, from drama + ergon work]

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