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Dramaturgy

[DRAH-mə-tər-gee]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, early 19th century

1.

The theory and practice of dramatic composition.

Examples of Dramaturgy in a sentence

"The style of 20th-century dramaturgy is very different from classical theater."

"I prefer the nuance of dramaturgy found on stage over anything you might see on television."

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About Dramaturgy

Dramaturgy is the practice of taking a story and bringing it to life with dramatic elements. It could be a play, a musical, even a modern film or streaming TV show. If actors are telling the story, then you're watching dramaturgy.

Did you Know?

Sometimes a book is turned into a play or movie through dramaturgy, but it can be the other way around. "Peter Pan" was first a play, then J.M. Barrie capitalized on the success of the 1904 play with a novel in 1911, "Peter and Wendy."

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