- a playwright, esp. one associated with a particular theateralso dram′a·tur·gist
- a literary advisor for a theater, who works with playwrights, selects and edits scripts, etc.also sp. dram′a·turg·
Origin of dramaturgeFrench from Classical Greek dramatourgos, writer of dramas, contriver from drama, drama + ergon, work
- A writer or adapter of plays; a playwright.
- often dram·a·turg A person who is employed by a theatrical or opera company to assist in researching, selecting, adapting, or interpreting scripts or libretti.
Origin of dramaturgeFrench from Greek drāmatourgos drāma drāmat- drama ; see drama . ergon work ; see werg- in Indo-European roots. Sense 2, from German Dramaturg from Greek drāmatourgos
From French dramaturge