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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dramaturgy

the art or technique of dramatic composition or theatrical representation. In this sense English dramaturgy and French dramaturgie are both borrowed from German Dramaturgie, a word used by the German dramatist and critic Gotthold Lessing in an influential series of essays entitled Hamburgische Dramaturgie ("The Hamburg Dramaturgy"), published from 1767 to 1769. The word is from the Greek dramatourgia, "a dramatic composition" or "action of a play."

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Other areas of expertise may include: directing, dramaturgy, playwriting.
The theatre was in his bones, dramaturgy in his throat.
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Ethnographic dramaturgy is discussed at a theoretical and empirical level.
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