A selected bibliography for further reading about dramaturgy, chosen by our members.
Aristotle (1999), Poetics, translated by Kenneth McLeish, Dramatic Context series, New York: Theatre Communications Group in arrangement with Nick Hern Books.
Auerbach, Erich (2003), Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 50th Anniversary Edition.
Barba, Eugenio and Nicola Savarese (2006), A Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology. The Secret Art of the Performer, translated by Richard Fowler, Abingdon / New York: Routledge.
Barba, Eugenio (2010), On Directing and Dramaturgy. Burning the House. Abingdon: Routledge.
Behrndt, Synne K. (2010), ‘Dance, Dramaturgy and Dramaturgical Thinking’, Contemporary Theatre Review, Vol. 20, No 2: 185-96.
Bellisco, Manuel and Maria Jose Cifuentes and Amparo Ecija (eds) (2011), Rethinking Dramaturgy: Errancy and transformation, Murcia: Centro Párraga / CENDEAC.
Bleeker, Maaike (2003), ‘Dramaturgy as a mode of looking’, Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, Issue 26, Vol 13, No 2: 163-72.
Bly, Mark (ed) (1996 and 2001), The Production Notebooks, Theatre in process. Vol. 1 and 2, Theatre Communications Group, New York.
Bogart, Anne and Tina Landau (2005), The Viewpoints Book. A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition, New York: Theatre Communications Group.
Boenisch, Peter M. (2010), ‘Towards a Theatre of Encounter and Experience: Reflexive Dramaturgies and Classic Texts’, Contemporary Theatre Review, Vol 20, Issue 2, (2010):162-172.
Boenisch, Peter (2015), Directing scenes and senses.The thinking of Regie, Manchester: Manchester University Press.
Brecht, Bertolt (1978), ‘A Short Organum for the Theatre’ in Brecht on Theatre. The Development of an Aesthetic, edited and translated by John Willett, London: Methuen, pp.179-205.
Brecht, Bertolt (2002), The Messingkauf Dialogues, translated by John Willett, London: Methuen, (first UK publication: 1965).
Brown, Lenora Inez (2011), The Art of Active Dramaturgy. Transforming Critical Thought Into Dramatic Action, Newbury: Focus Publishing.
Burrows, Jonathan (2010), A Choreographer’s Handbook. Abingdon: Routledge.
Campbell, Alyson and Stephen Farrier (eds.) (2015), Queer Dramaturgies. International Perspectives on Where Performance Leads Queer, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Cardullo, Bert (ed) (1995), What is dramaturgy?, New York: Peter Lang.
Copelin, David (2013), ‘On Teaching Dramaturgy’, HowlRound, http://www.howlround.com/on-teaching-dramaturgy-by-david-copelin
Cools, Guy (ed) (2013), body : language booklet series, London: Sadlers Wells.
Danan, Joseph (2010), Qu’est-ce que la dramaturgie?, Arles: Actes Sud.
Diderot, Denis (1957), The Paradox of Acting, translated by Walter Herries Pollock, and Archer, William, New York: Hill and Wang.
Eckersall, Peter (2006), ‘Towards an Expanded Dramaturgical Practice: A Report on “The Dramaturgy and cultural Intervention Project”’, Theatre Research International, 31/3, October 2006:283-97.
Eckersall, Peter, Melanie Beddie and Paul Monaghan (2011), Dramaturgies. New theatres for the 21st century. Documents and Debates from Dramaturgies #4, Melbourne: Carl Nilsson-Polias.
Eckersall, Peter, Helena Grehan, Edward Scheer (2017), New Media Dramaturgy: Performance, Media and New-Materialism, Palgrave.
Esslin, Martin: ‘The Role of the Dramaturg in European Theater’, Theater, 1978. Vol 10, No 1: 48-50.
Etchells, Tim (1999), Certain Fragments. Contemporary Perforamance and Forced Entertainment, Abingdon: Routledge.
Etchells, Tim (2009), ‘Doing Time’, Performance Research, Vol 14, No 3:71-80.
Finburgh, Clare (2010), ‘External and Internal Dramaturgies: The French Context’, Contemporary Theatre Review, Vol 20, Issue 2:203-13.
Fujiwara, Denise, DD Kugler and Tama Soble (1988), ‘Care to Dance Dramatuge? The Invention of a New Craft.’, Theatrum 11, Fall:17-20. Revised, 30th-anniversary edition in TheTheatreTimes.com (9 January 2019): https://thetheatretimes.com/care-to-dance-dramaturg-the-invention-of-a-new-craft/
Graham, Fiona (2017), Performing Dramaturgy, Wellington: Playmarket.
Grochala, Sarah (2017), The Contemporary Political Play. Rethinking Dramaturgical Structure, London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.
Hansen, Pil - Darcey Callison (eds.) (2015), Dance Dramaturgy. Modes of Agency, Awareness and Engagement, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Hoghe, Raimund - Ulli Weiss , transl. Penny Black, ed. Katalin Trencsényi (2016), Bandoneon. Working with Pina Bausch, London: Oberon Books.
Hustic, Deborah (2012), ‘Interview with Scott deLahunta, part 1: On working processes and digital realms’, http://www.body-pixel.com/2011/02/09/interview-with-scott-delahunta-part-1-on-working-processes-and-digital-realms
Hustic, Deborah, ‘Interview with Scott deLahunta, part 2: Catching some dancing algorithms’, http://www.body-pixel.com/2011/02/10/interview-with-scott-delahunta-part-2-catching-some-dancing-algorithms
Johnston, Jill (1971), Marmalade Me, New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
Jonas, Susan, Geoff Proehl and Michael Lupu, (eds) (1997), Dramaturgy in American Theatre. A Source Book, Orlando: Harcourt Brace & Company.
Kostick, Gavin (2013), ‘Behind the curtain: the dark arts of dramaturgy’, The Irish Times, 8 October 2013.
Kunst, Bojana (2009), ‘The Economy of Proximity: Dramaturgical Work in Contemporary Dance’, Performance Research, Vol. 14, No. 3: 81-88.
deLahunta, Scott (ed) (2000): ‘Dance Dramaturgy: speculations and reflections’, Dance Theatre Journal, Vol. 16., No.1:20-25.
Langley, Elizabeth (2011), ‘The Role of the Dramaturge: The Practical Necessities’, Proceedings – Dance Dramaturgy: catalyst, perspective + memory. 34thAnnual International Conference, York University and University of Toronto, June 23 – 26 2011:93-99.
Lehmann, Hans-Ties (2006), Postdramatic Theatre, translated by Karen Jürs-Munby, Abingdon, Routledge.
Lehmann, Hans-Thies and Patrick Primavesi (2009), ‘Dramaturgy on Shifting Grounds’, Performance Research, Vol 14, No 3:3-6.
Lessing, Gotthold, Ephraim (1962), Hamburg Dramaturgy with a new introduction by Victor Lange, New York: Dover Publications.
Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim (2017), Hamburg Dramaturgy: A New and Complete Translation, translated by Wendy Arons and Sara Figal, edited by Natalya Baldiga and Michael Chemers, Abingdon: Routledge.
Louppe, Laurence (2010), Poetics of Contemporary Dance, translated by Sally Garder, Alton: Dance Books.
Luckhurst, Mary (2006), Dramaturgy: a Revolution in Theatre, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Meyrick, Julian, ‘Cut and Paste: The Nature of Dramaturgical Development in the Theatre’, Theatre Research International, 31:3, pp.270-282
Naranjo, Maria, ‘Movement Dramaturgy’, http://www.contemporary-dance.org/movement-dramaturgy.html
Noverre, Jean-Georges (1966), Letters on Dancing and Ballets, translated by Cyril W. Beaumont, New York: Dance Horizons.
O'Toole, Emer, Andrea Pelegrí Kristić and Stuart Young (eds) (2017), Ethical Exchanges in Translation, Adaptation and Dramaturgy, Leiden: Brill | Rodopi.
Pavis, Patrice (2013), Contemporary Mise en Scène: Staging Theatre today, translated by Joel Anderson, Abingdon: Routledge.
Peeters, Jeroen (2010), 'Heterogeneous Dramaturgies', Maska 131-132, Summer 2010, pp. 17-27 (issue on 'Practical Dramaturgy'), also: Sarma. http://sarma.be/docs/1325
Proehl, Geoffrey S. (2008), Toward a Dramaturgical Sensibility. Landscape and Journey, Cranbury: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
Profeta, Katherine (2015), Dramaturgy in Motion. At Work on Dance and Movement Performance, Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press.
Radosavljević, Duška (2009), 'The Need to Keep Moving: Remarks on the Place of a Dramaturg in 21st Century England', Performance Research: 'On Dramaturgy', Vol 14 No 3:43-49.
Radosavljević, Duška (2013), The Contemporary Ensemble: Interviews with Theatre-Makers, Abingdon: Routledge.
Radosavljević, Duška (2013), Theatre-Making: Interplay Between Text and Performance in the 21stst Century, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Rangacharya, Adya (transl.) (2014), Natyasastra. English translation with critical notes. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers.
Rafalowicz, Mira (1978), ‘Dramaturgs in America. Eleven Statements,’ Theater,1978. Vol 10 No 1:27-29.
Romanska, Magda (ed) (2014), The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy, Routledge.
Rudakoff, Judith D., Lynn M. Thomson (2002), Between the Lines: The Process of Dramaturgy, Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press.
Shapiro, Debbie (2012): ‘Dancing around Dramaturgy (an exploration)’, ThinkingDance.
Smith, Beccy (2006), ‘Dramaturgy in Action’, Total Theatre Explores, http://totaltheatre.org.uk/explores/reflections/dramaturgy.html
Stafford-Clark Max(1990), Letters to George. The account of a rehearsal. London: Nick Hern Books.
Staudohar, Irena (1994), ‘New dramaturgy’ in Encyclopaedia, Theatreschift, 1994 Vol 5-6:187-9.
Szatkowski, Janek (2019), A Theory of Dramaturgy, Abingdon, Routledge.
Szondi, Peter (1987), Theory of the Modern Drama, edited and translated by Michael Hays, Cambridge: Polity.
Trencsényi, Katalin - Bernadette Cochrane (eds) (2014), New Dramaturgy. International Perspectives on Theory and Practice, London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.
Trencsényi, Katalin (2015), Dramaturgy in the Making. A User’s Guide for Theatre Practitioners, London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.
Trencsényi, Katalin (2015), “Questioning Spirit”—Dramaturgy in America. Mark Bly in conversation with Katalin Trencsényi', Critical Stages, Issue no. 12 (Dec 2015). http://www.critical-stages.org/12/questioning-spirit-dramaturgy-in-america
Turner, Cathy and Synne K. Behrndt (2008), Dramaturgy and Performance, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Turner, Cathy (2015), Dramaturgy and Architecture.Theatre, Utopia and the Built Environment, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Tynan, Kenneth (1950), The State of Dramatic Criticism, in Tynan, Kenneth, He That Plays the King, Longmans, Green and Co, London / Melbourne/ Toronto, pp.21-31.
Tynan, Kenneth (1965), Rehearsal Logbook in Tynan, Kenneth (ed), George Farquhar. The Recruiting Officer. The National Theatre Production, London: Rupert Hart-Davies.
Uytterhoeven, Lise (2019), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: Dramaturgy and Engaged Spectatorship, London, Palgrave Macmillan.
Van Imschoot, Myriam (2003), ‘Anxious Dramaturgy’, Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, Issue 26, Vol 13, No 2:57-68.
Van Kerkhoven, Marianne (1994), ‘On dramaturgy’, Theaterschrift, Vol 5-6:9-35.
Van Kerkhoven, Marianne (1994), ‘Looking Without Pencil in Hand’, Theaterschrift, Vol 5-6:142–44.
Van Kerkhoven, Marianne (2009), ‘European Dramaturgy in the 21st century’, Performance Research, Vol 14 No 3:7-11.
Versenyi, Adam (2003), ‘Dramaturgy/Dramaturg’ in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance, ed. by Dennis Kennedy, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 386-88.
Von Kleist, Heinrich (2010), ‘On the Theater of Marionettes‘, translated by Peter Wortsman in Selected Prose of Heinrich von Kleist, New York: Archipelago Books, pp.264-73.