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[dram-uh-turj, drah-muh-] /ˈdræm əˌtɜrdʒ, ˈdrɑ mə-/
a specialist in dramaturgy, especially one who acts as a consultant to a theater company, advising them on possible repertory.
Origin of dramaturge
1855-60; perhaps back formation from dramaturgy, but compare French dramaturge, German Dramaturg Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for dramaturge


Also called dramaturgist. a dramatist, esp one associated with a particular company or theatre
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
Word Origin
C19: probably from French, from Greek dramatourgos playwright, from drama + ergon work
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Word Origin and History for dramaturge

"dramatist," 1870, from French dramaturge, from Greek dramatourgos "a dramatist," from drama (genitive dramatos) + ergos "worker" (see urge (v.)).

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