dramaturgy


dra·ma·tur·gy

noun \ˈdra-mə-ˌtər-jē, ˈdrä-\

Definition of DRAMATURGY

:  the art or technique of dramatic composition and theatrical representation
dra·ma·tur·gic \ˌdra-mə-ˈtər-jik, ˌdrä-\ or dra·ma·tur·gi·cal \-ji-kəl\ adjective
dra·ma·tur·gi·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of DRAMATURGY

German Dramaturgie, from Greek dramatourgia dramatic composition, from dramat-, drama + -ourgia -urgy
First Known Use: 1801

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

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