Meaning of dramaturgy in English:


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mass noun
  • The theory and practice of dramatic composition.

    ‘studies of Shakespeare's dramaturgy’
    • ‘There's been a revolution in dramaturgy and theatre style from the 20s onward.’
    • ‘It is true, of course, that Shakespeare's dramaturgy allows him soliloquies and asides that make it easier to dramatize thought, but Hamlet's thoughts are still necessarily externalized.’
    • ‘That the tautness among these four grows steadily throughout the play, however, renders the crisis static and unobtrusive, and in this light the play's structure invites comparison to Chekhovian dramaturgy.’
    • ‘If we restore the didactic dimension to Shakespeare's dramaturgy and consider the demands made upon the audience's belief and disbelief, we can see even these heroic figures as exemplars of the human struggle for salvation.’
    • ‘Another important theatrical tradition is that of Japanese mask-making in relation to Noh dramaturgy, the ceremonial art of the Samurai warriors of the early sixteenth century.’
    • ‘Like Freud, Stravinsky takes King Oedipus as his sole source, though the libretto by Jean Cocteau employs a dramaturgy often seen as pre-empting the alienation effects of Brechtian theatre.’
    • ‘It is clear that the orthodox dramaturgy - the theatre of plays done in fixed settings for a settled audience relating stories as if they were happening to others - is finished.’
    • ‘I laughed with a kind of pity at the company which this year is claiming to combine ‘new writing, experimental concepts of dramaturgy and performance’… all in an hour at midday.’
    • ‘Often dispensing with the formulas which govern dramatic construction, his dramaturgy conjures a magical world populated by a vast array of picaresque characters.’
    • ‘Shakespeare studies call for a thorough knowledge of a wide spectrum of pre-Shakespearean, Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, the Elizabethan stage and dramaturgy.’
    • ‘Too bad this engrossing drama wasn't given the usual flawless dramaturgy of the series.’
    • ‘Molasses-slow, set off by brushes and a disconsolate bass ostinato, her dramaturgy is shimmering and tragic without seeming mawkish.’
    • ‘The three first films were very narrative, so I was using whatever tool was the most relevant to deal with that situation or specific dramaturgy of the film.’
    • ‘You were able to transport into these films this dramaturgy of light that is in your puppet films, where light works almost as a character.’
    • ‘What future role do authors project for Irish dramaturgy in mediating change in an increasingly transnational and European Ireland?’
    • ‘There was something about the originality of his vision, the force of his dramaturgy, the raw truthfulness of his rendition of African-American life that made him an engaging dramatist.’
    • ‘The jovial, comic book dramaturgy, featuring sudden changes of fortune and explosive showdown scenes, contributed to the immense success of this film.’
    • ‘In this model, the political and economic marginalization of youth is represented by an iconography and dramaturgy of revolution, both local and global.’
    • ‘This kind of Internet dramaturgy is intensified to the point where sensationalism becomes the predominant theme, the mode operatis, for all the actors and actresses who hide behind the masks of their virtual identities.’
    • ‘Maybe it's not the most perfect example of dramaturgy you'll find but there's something here to chew on.’
    acting, the theatre, the stage, the performing arts, dramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, stagecraft, theatricals, theatrics, the thespian art, show business



/ˈdramətəːdʒi/ /ˈdrɑːmətəːdʒi/