Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In anthropology, bringing about effects by means of a dramatic performance, as in cases where a myth is dramatized with a view of bringing about the events the origin of which is accounted for in the myth.
  • Pertaining to dramaturgy; histrionic; theatrical; stagy; hence, unreal.

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  • adjective Relating to dramaturgy.

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  • adjective Of or relating to the art of dramatic composition for the stage.

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  • adjective relating to the technical aspects of drama

Etymologies

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dramaturgy +‎ -ic

Examples

  • Moro stages a sort of dramaturgic coup, wresting control of the film from the director for his own purposes—namely, to expose moviegoing for what it really is, a socially approved dangerous voyeurism.

    Hollywood novels

  • Moro stages a sort of dramaturgic coup, wresting control of the film from the director for his own purposes—namely, to expose moviegoing for what it really is, a socially approved dangerous voyeurism.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • A striking illustration of the same dramaturgic principle was shown in Mrs. Fiske's admirable performance of this play.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • Ibsen, in sheer mastery of dramaturgic means, stands fourth in rank among the world's great dramatists.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • Jonson, however, is far from being able to lay a claim to such dramaturgic merit.

    Shakspere and Montaigne

  • The present prevalence of objection to both is due largely to the strong influence of Ibsen's rigid dramaturgic structure.

    The Theory of the Theatre

  • Wilhelm wrote down many of their conversations; which, as our narrative must not be so often interrupted here, we shall communicate to such of our readers as feel an interest in dramaturgic matters, by some other opportunity.

    Chapter VI. Book V

  • To her, in these days of imminent dismay, my thoughts flew out as to a fair protecting saint; until the inspiration of her visionary presence wrought in my fancy with such a dramaturgic power, that I seemed to walk daily with her, and to know all those delicate and sweet propinquities by which liking passes into affection and affection is glorified into love.

    Apologia Diffidentis

  • I have spent the past two semesters in the study of these two great dramaturgic critics, and the whole stilted French pseudo-classicism is, as far as I'm concerned, utterly destroyed -- not only in creative art itself but in such manifestations as the boundless folly of the directions for acting which Goethe prescribed in his old age.

    The Dramatic Works of Gerhart Hauptmann Volume II

  • The third is our new fellow pupil in the field of dramaturgic activity, the _studiosus theologiae_, who is detained at present at the corner of

    The Dramatic Works of Gerhart Hauptmann Volume II

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