dramaturgy

[ dram-uh-tur-jee, drah-muh- ]
/ ˈdræm əˌtɜr dʒi, ˈdrɑ mə- /

noun

the craft or the techniques of dramatic composition.

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

Origin of dramaturgy

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

OTHER WORDS FROM dramaturgy

dram·a·tur·gic, dram·a·tur·gi·cal, adjectivedram·a·tur·gi·cal·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for dramaturgically

dramaturgy
/ (ˈdræməˌtɜːdʒɪ) /

noun

the art and technique of the theatre; dramatics

Derived forms of dramaturgy

dramaturgic or dramaturgical, adjectivedramaturgically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012