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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."

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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