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An overview of the resources available for researchers in the field of Dramaturgy.


This guide gives an overview of Dramaturgy materials and resources available at the NYU library. Use the pages of this guide to find useful resources for finding articles, background information, and more. 

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781) widely considered by theatre historians to be the first dramaturg.

Pen and ink drawing of three men, two sitting and one standing, around a table deep in discussion.  A woman in the background is bringing beverages for the men.

Description: Mendelson (1729-1786) Lessing1729-1781, and Lavater.  Lessing is standing in the back, near the chessboard, his favourite game. Him being rather vain and fond of dressing to the latest mode as you can see.

What is Dramaturgy?

Literary Managers and & Dramaturgs of the Americas