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dramaturgy

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

1795–1805; < Greek drāmatourgía dramatic composition, equivalent to drāmaturg(ós) playwright + -ia -y3. See dramatic, -urgy
Related formsdram·a·tur·gic, dram·a·tur·gi·cal, adjectivedram·a·tur·gi·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for dramaturgically

dramaturgy

noun
  1. the art and technique of the theatre; dramatics
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Derived Formsdramaturgic or dramaturgical, adjectivedramaturgically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for dramaturgically

dramaturgy

n.

"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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