Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Definitions

DRAMATURGY

1)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 in an influential series of essays entitled Hamburgische Dramaturgie (“The Hamburg Dramaturgy”), published from 1767 to 1769. The word is from the Greek dramatourg√≠a, “a dramatic composition” or “action of a play.”http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9124870/dramaturgy

2)The art of the theater, especially the writing of plays. http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/dramaturgy

3) A production dramaturg is a consultant and an advocate for the playwright's intentions. The dramaturg's skill set should include : historical and cultural knowledge, efficient research and writing skills, patient and objective observation skills, playwrighting experience, structural analysis skills, assertive and tactful communication skills, an ability to work in collaboration with others. http://www.geocities.com/amylynnhess76/whatsadramaturg.html

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