[ 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.
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Origin of dramaturge
1855–60; perhaps back formation from dramaturgy, but compare French dramaturge, German Dramaturg
Words nearby dramaturge
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British Dictionary definitions for dramaturge
/ (ˈdræməˌtɜːdʒ) /
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 for dramaturge
C19: probably from French, from Greek dramatourgos playwright, from drama + ergon work
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