- the craft or the techniques of dramatic composition.
Origin of dramaturgy
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Examples from the Web for dramaturgy
This does not seem like a profound bit of dramaturgy on my part, and he agrees with it.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
As soon as their dramaturgy is interpreted symbolically all seems to them lost.
The whole Semitic dramaturgy has come to seem to me a work of the imagination.
Dramaturgy, dram′a-tur-ji, n. the principles of dramatic composition: theatrical art.
Ibsen will live, not as a dramaturgist, but as the greatest professor of dramaturgy the world has ever known.Ancestors
The imaginative equipment of Maeterlinck's dramaturgy is rather limited and, on its face value, trite.Prophets of Dissent
- the art and technique of the theatre; dramatics
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Word Origin and History for dramaturgy
"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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