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 (drăm′ə-tûr′jē, drä′mə-)
The art of the theater, especially the writing of plays.

dram′a·tur′gic, dram′a·tur′gi·cal adj.


(Theatre) the art and technique of the theatre; dramatics
ˌdramaˈturgic, ˌdramaˈturgical adj
ˌdramaˈturgically adv


(ˈdræm əˌtɜr dʒi, ˈdrɑ mə-)

the art, craft, or techniques of dramatic composition.
[1795–1805; < Greek drāmatourgía dramatic composition. See dramatic, -urgy]
dram`a•tur′gic, dram`a•tur′gi•cal, adj.
dram`a•tur′gi•cal•ly, adv.


the art of writing or producing plays. — dramaturge, dramaturgist, n.
See also: Drama
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dramaturgy - the art of writing and producing plays
amphitheater, amphitheatre - a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an operating room or theater)
closed-circuit television - a television system that is not used for broadcasting but is connected by cables to designated monitors (as in a factory or theater)
theater, theatre, house - a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented; "the house was full"
communicating, communication - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
stage - the theater as a profession (usually `the stage'); "an early movie simply showed a long kiss by two actors of the contemporary stage"
dramatic composition, dramatic work - a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.
dramatic irony - (theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
flies - (theater) the space over the stage (out of view of the audience) used to store scenery (drop curtains)
seat, place - a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane); "he booked their seats in advance"; "he sat in someone else's place"
booking clerk, ticket agent - someone who sells tickets (e.g., theater seats or travel accommodations)
playact, roleplay, act, play - perform on a stage or theater; "She acts in this play"; "He acted in `Julius Caesar'"; "I played in `A Christmas Carol'"
stooge - act as the stooge; "His role was to stooge for the popular comedian"
enter - come on stage
support - play a subordinate role to (another performer); "Olivier supported Gielgud beautifully in the second act"
star - be the star in a performance
appear - appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.; "Gielgud appears briefly in this movie"; "She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage"
co-star - be the co-star in a performance
ham, ham it up, overact, overplay - exaggerate one's acting
underact, underplay - act (a role) with great restraint
upstage - at or toward the rear of the stage; "the dancers were directed to move upstage"
downstage - at or toward the front of the stage; "the actors moved further and further downstage"
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