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University of Massachusetts Amherst

2012

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Dramaturgy

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Dramaturg As Artistic Instigator, Megan J. Mcclain Jan 2012

Dramaturg As Artistic Instigator, Megan J. Mcclain

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Dramaturgs have been struggling to define themselves and assert their raison d'ĂȘtre in the American theatre for the past four decades. In an evolving theatrical landscape that includes expanding new play development processes and new modes of collaborative interdisciplinary theatre-making, the role of the dramaturg must be reexamined in order for it to stake a new artistic claim in the field. Devised theatre-making processes rely on dramaturgical practice as an integral part of generating, editing, and structuring performance material and offer a fertile artistic avenue for dramaturgs to utilize their skills. To explore the role of the dramaturg in ...