Part of speech: noun
Origin: Greek, early 19th century
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."
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."