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dramaturgy

play
noun dra·ma·tur·gy \ˈdra-mə-ˌtər-jē, ˈdrä-\

Definition of dramaturgy

  1. :  the art or technique of dramatic composition and theatrical representation

dramaturgic play \ˌdra-mə-ˈtər-jik, ˌdrä-\ or dramaturgical play \-ji-kəl\ adjective
dramaturgically play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of dramaturgy

German Dramaturgie, from Greek dramatourgia dramatic composition, from dramat-, drama + -ourgia -urgy


First Known Use: 1801

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