Dramaturges read new plays and works and propose them to the stage director and/or art council of a theatre. They gather documentation on the work, author, problems addressed, times and described environments. They also participate in the analysis of themes, characters, dramatic construction, etc.
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- Artistic / Enterprising
- Artistic / Investigative
- Personal directing styles
Be familliar with the style of specific directors.
- Define performance concepts
Elucidate performance concepts, such as texts and scores for performers.
- Do historical research
Use scientific methods to research history and culture.
- Advise on historical context
Advise on the historical context of a production, including historical facts, and contemporary styles.
- Work with an artistic team
Work closely with directors, fellow actors and playwrights to find the ideal interpretation to a role.
- Conduct background research for plays
Research historical backgrounds and artistic concepts of plays.
- Discuss plays
Study and discuss stage performances with other stage professionals.
- Interpret performance concepts in the creative process
Learn and research a part, in personal and collective research and rehearsal, build an acting performance respecting the concept of the show.
- Create theatre workbooks
Create a stage workbook for the director and the actors and work extensively with the director prior to the first rehearsal.
- Analyse the scenography
Analyse the selection and distribution of material elements on a stage.
- Study play productions
Research how a play has been interpreted in other productions.
- Analyse theatre texts
Understand and analyse theatre texts; take an active part in the interpretation of the artistic project; conduct thorough personal research in textual material and dramaturgy.