What is Dramaturgy?

What is Dramaturgy? began as an ongoing blog project in 2012 as an attempt to find some level of a personally satisfactory answer to this question in regards to what I do as a dramaturg.
I will be collecting my thoughts here and hopefully through this I'll find some sort of answer. Much of the analysis will be looking at the work of other dramaturgs, historical and contemporary, to see where my work fits in their bell-curve
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Gareth Morgan | June 2013
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Great dramaturgs of the past: Gotthold Lessing, William Archer, Bertold Brecht, Kenneth Tynan