dramaturgy dramaturgy  /d ˈrɑ mə tər dʒi/


  • (n) the art of writing and producing plays


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  1. Consistent with such prejudice and with the black-hat, white-hat needs of early dramaturgy Passion plays presented Jews as money-grubbing Christ killers, a dramatic .
  2. The dramaturgy is part Neil Simon, part Oscar Micheaux; the music mixes elements of Dreamgirls and the Ebenezer Baptist Church choir; the tone is a violent blend of the earthy and .
  3. It's Lee's usual mix of slapdash dramaturgy and sharp performances; note especially Paul Mooney, cogent and sexy as Pierre's dad, and Thomas Jefferson Byrd as the Mantan show's .


  • Versenyi starts as dramatic art chair

    Adam Versenyi is the new chairman for The Department of Dramatic Arts at UNC . He received his B.A. in the Combined Major in English and Spanish from Yale, as well as his M.F.A. and D.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama.
    on February 20, 2014     Source: The Daily Tar Heel


  1. At least not completely: Writing in the New York Review of Books earlier this year, Zadie Smith pointed out that Kafka "indulged in a relentless dramaturgy of the self."
    on Dec 11, 2008 By: Zadie Smith Source: The National

  2. "Janacek was dazzlingly original in the way he took subjects and turned them into operatic subjects. There is absolutely no model for the dramaturgy of this piece. It's still modern in its construction now and yet he had no contact with all the...
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: David Pountney Source: Jerusalem Post

  3. "The dramaturgy of 'acting on principle,'" Sontag shrewdly suggested, tells dissidents - like Ishai Menuchin, the soldier who refused to serve beyond the 1967 borders of Israel - that their actions are good even if they are not expedient.
    on Mar 30, 2007 By: Susan Sontag Source: Jerusalem Post

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