The Thaumaturgy Department

(It's dramaturgy, not thaumaturgy.)


Main Entry: thau·ma·turg
Pronunciation: \ˈthȯ-mə-ˌtərj\
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from New Latin thaumaturgus, from Greek thaumatourgos working miracles, from thaumat-, thauma miracle + ergon work — more at Theater, Work

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The official blog of the Dramaturgy Department at Baltimore's CENTERSTAGE. For posts related to our current and upcoming shows, click the links to the right. Alternatively, you could begin at the beginning, and explore our posts in chronological order.


Backstage at the Goodman: The Piano Lesson (by turgical)

This 18 minute video-documentary provides a behind the scenes look at Lloyd Richards’ production of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson at the Goodman Theater, Chicago, in Feb. 1989. Note that Wilson had not yet decided that Berniece would be able to keep the piano at the end of the play because Boy Willie realizes that it helps her to exorcise the ghost of Sutter. This change was then made at the Old Globe in San Diego, prior to the Broadway and the Pulilzer Prize being bestowed on the play.

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