dra·​ma·​turge ˈdra-mə-ˌtərj How to pronounce dramaturge (audio)
variants or dramaturg
: a specialist in dramaturgy

Examples of dramaturge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is a comedy and to me, there’s not a lick of fat on this thing from Howard Ashman, who was just such an extraordinary dramaturge. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Jan. 2024 Rudd’s artistic team includes a dramaturge, Phaedra Scott, but the opaque back story is lost in the fog. Gia Kourlas, New York Times, 28 Oct. 2022 The libretto, which Adams devised in consultation with the stage director Elkhanah Pulitzer and the dramaturge Lucia Scheckner, is predominantly straight-up Shakespeare, with a few interpolations from Plutarch and Virgil. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 26 Sep. 2022 The German minister of culture, Claudia Roth, who once served as a dramaturge in Dortmund and also managed a rock band, recently announced a seven-per-cent increase in arts funding. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 13 June 2022 Raimund Hoghe, a German dancer and choreographer who served as a dramaturge to Pina Bausch and later incorporated his physical disabilities into his work, has died at 72. Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2021 Raimund Hoghe, the German performer and choreographer who worked as a dramaturge for the choreographer Pina Bausch before creating dance-theater pieces that made as their subject his own body’s limitations, died on May 14 at his home in Düsseldorf. Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times, 31 May 2021 As a result, this unusually industrious clan of communitarian dramaturges made their high-falutin’ dreams happen. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 12 May 2020 American opera companies, trying to create new work, have come up with a formula involving dramaturges and libretto workshops; the results often seem formulaic. Washington Post, 14 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dramaturge was in 1870

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“Dramaturge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dramaturge. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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