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17. Dramaturgs 4.16 - 1 Drama What Dramaturgy The art of...

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2008-04-16 1. Drama – What?! Dramaturgy: “The art of the theater, especially the writing of plays.” (dictionary_ Dramaturg! -Someone who specializes in the structure of plays -From the Greek Dramatourgia, “a dramatic composition” Gotthold Lessing Becoming an essential part of professional theatre in USA Three major branches / types 2. Production Dramaturg Research – “The world of the play” Attending rehearsals -Director’s sounding board -Offer text-based suggestions / observations Providing context for the audience -Program notes -Lobby display -Post or pre-show discussions
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