Will Gompertz Vlog: What on earth is a Dramaturg?

It is a word you might never have heard of, and a job you might never have known existed.

But dramaturgs are all the rage backstage in theatres, and even more traditional venues like the Royal Opera House.


That is where our Arts Editor, Will Gompertz, tracked down Uzma Hameed - a member of this rare but flourishing species - to find out what on earth a dramaturg is and does.

Please, follow the link to watch the interview on the BBC's website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32630355

Uzma Hameed, dramaturg