dramaturgy
noun Etymology: German Dramaturgie, from Greek dramatourgia dramatic composition, from dramat-, drama + -ourgia -urgy Date: 1801 the art or technique of dramatic composition and theatrical representationdramaturgic or dramaturgical adjectivedramaturgically adverb

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  • Dramaturgy — Dram a*tur gy, n. [Gr. ? dramatic composition; ? drama + a root akin to E. work: cf. F. dramaturgie.] The art of dramatic composition and representation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dramaturgy — index histrionics Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dramaturgy — dramaturgy, dramaturgical perspective A theoretical position, often allied to symbolic interactionism , role theory, and the work of Erving Goffman , which uses the stage and the theatre as its key organizing metaphor. The idea that ‘all the… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • dramaturgy — composition and production of plays, 1801, from Fr. dramaturgie, from Gk. dramatourgia, from drama (gen. dramatos) + ergos worker …   Etymology dictionary

  • dramaturgy — [dram′ə tʉr΄jē, drä′mətʉr′jē] n. [Ger dramaturgie < Gr dramatourgia < dramatourgos, dramatist, orig., contriver < drama (see DRAMA) + ergon, WORK] the art of writing plays or producing them dramaturgic adj. dramaturgical dramaturgically… …   English World dictionary

  • Dramaturgy — For a meaning of this word in sociology, see dramaturgy (sociology). Dramaturgy is the art of dramatic composition and the representation of the main elements of drama on the stage. Dramaturgy is a distinct practice separate from play writing and …   Wikipedia

  • dramaturgy — dramaturgic, dramaturgical, adj. dramaturgically, adv. /dram euh terr jee, drah meuh /, n. the craft or the techniques of dramatic composition. [1795 1805; < Gk dramatourgía dramatic composition, equiv. to dramaturg(ós) playwright + ia Y3. See… …   Universalium

  • dramaturgy — noun The art of dramatic composition for the stage …   Wiktionary

  • dramaturgy — art of producing and staging dramatic works Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • dramaturgy — dram·a·tur·gy || dræmə‚tɜːdʒɪ n. art of writing and producing plays …   English contemporary dictionary

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