- the craft or the techniques of dramatic composition.
Origin of dramaturgy
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- the art and technique of the theatre; dramatics
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Word Origin and History for dramaturgical
"composition and production of plays," 1801, from French dramaturgie, from Greek dramatourgia, from drama (genitive dramatos) + ergos "worker" (see urge (v.)).
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