The Thaumaturgy Department

(It's dramaturgy, not thaumaturgy.)

Gavin
CENTERSTAGE
Baltimore
Maryland
USA

thaumaturg
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

2014-2015 Season:
Amadeus
Next to Normal
It's A Wonderful Life
One Night in Miami
Herzog Rep
After the Revolution
4000 Miles
Marley
Play Labs

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.

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Giuseppina Bozzacchi as Swanilda in the original Saint-Léon/Delibes production of the ballet Coppélia, which premiered in Paris in 1870. (The young dancer died of smallpox only about a year later). The ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s The Sandman, and bears some resemblance to elements in another of his stories that inspired The Nutcracker. The works of Hoffmann, and in particular the figure of the toymaker and his life-like mechanical dolls, are at the core of director Mark Lamos’ take on Sondheim’s Into the Woods, currently in rehearsal to open at CENTERSTAGE in Baltimore in a few weeks. Faint glimmers of Coppelia have appeared in some of the show choreography, to close the loop.

Giuseppina Bozzacchi as Swanilda in the original Saint-Léon/Delibes production of the ballet Coppélia, which premiered in Paris in 1870. (The young dancer died of smallpox only about a year later). The ballet is based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s The Sandman, and bears some resemblance to elements in another of his stories that inspired The Nutcracker. The works of Hoffmann, and in particular the figure of the toymaker and his life-like mechanical dolls, are at the core of director Mark Lamos’ take on Sondheim’s Into the Woods, currently in rehearsal to open at CENTERSTAGE in Baltimore in a few weeks. Faint glimmers of Coppelia have appeared in some of the show choreography, to close the loop.



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