dramaturgy


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 DRAMATIC, -URGY]

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      the art or technique of dramatic composition or theatrical representation. In this sense English dramaturgy and French dramaturgie are both borrowed from German Dramaturgie, a word used by the German dramatist and critic Gotthold Lessing (Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim) in an influential series of essays entitled Hamburgische Dramaturgie (“The Hamburg Dramaturgy”), published from 1767 to 1769. The word is from the Greek dramatourgía, “a dramatic composition” or “action of a play.”

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