What Is Dramaturgy?
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Description: What Is Dramaturgy? attempts to document, by way of articles, statements, and bibliographies, the dramaturg's profession, which began with Lessing in Germany in the second half of the eighteenth century and was instituted in the United States two hundred years later during the rise of the regional theatre movement. As critics-in-residence (also known as literary managers), dramaturgs perform a variety of tasks: broadly speaking, they select and prepare playtexts for performance, advise directors, and educate the audience; they are translators, theatre historians, public lecturers, even artistic consciences. Dramaturgy literally means the craft or the techniques of dramatic composition considered collectively, and in a sense the dramaturg is the dramatist's representative or advocate in the theatre. That is, he is the guardian of the text - new as well as old - and therefore a person whose work is necessary for the revival of dramatic art in our time. What Is Dramaturgy? is dedicated in the end not only to promoting the dramaturg's function, but also to anticipating his creation of an intellectually illumined American theatre.
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List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Peter Lang
Publication date: 12/23/2004
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
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|Bertolt Brecht as Dramaturg|
|American Dramaturgy: A Critical Re-Appraisal|
|The American View: The Future for Dramaturgs on U.S. Campuses|
|Dramaturgs in America: Two Interviews and Six Statements|
|Dramaturgy at The Guthrie: An Interview with Mark Bly|
|The Literary Manager As "Resident Highbrow": An Interview with Russell Vandenbroucke at the Mark Taper Forum|
|Dramaturgy in Two Senses: Towards a Theory and Some Working Principles of New-Play Dramaturgy|
|The Ghost Lights of Our Theaters: The Fate of Contemporary American Dramaturgs|
|The Critic Comes Full Circle: An Interview with Kenneth Tynan|
|Literary Management at the National Theatre, London: An Interview with John Russell Brown|
|Directors, Dramaturgs, and War in Poland: An Interview with Jan Kott|
|The Dramaturg in Yugoslavia|
|The Program as Performance Text|
|A Dramaturgy Bibliography|