Dramaturgy and performance


This accessible introduction explores dramaturgy as both a critical concept and a practical process. Originally published in 2008, it was one of the first books to examine the role of the dramaturgy in the UK, extending the focus beyond writer development to look at production dramaturgy and devising process. Drawing on a series of interviews, it provides true insight into the practices of dramaturgs, exploring composition qanc context. It looks at the way in which dramaturgies have been shaped by political motivations, offers analysis of contemporary dramatugies and comments on site-specific performances.