dramaturgic

dramaturgy

[dram-uh-tur-jee, drah-muh-]
noun
the craft or the techniques of dramatic composition.

Origin:
1795–1805; < Greek drāmatourgía dramatic composition, equivalent to drāmaturg(ós) playwright + -ia -y3. See dramatic, -urgy

dramaturgic, dramaturgical, adjective
dramaturgically, adverb
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dramaturgy (ˈdræməˌtɜːdʒɪ)
 
n
the art and technique of the theatre; dramatics
 
drama'turgic
 
adj
 
drama'turgical
 
adj
 
drama'turgically
 
adv

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dramaturgy
"composition and production of plays, 1801, from Fr. dramaturge (1688), introduced by poet Jean Chapelain (1595-1674), from Gk. dramatourgia, from drama (gen. dramatos) + ergos "worker."
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