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

2013-2014 Season:
Animal Crackers
Dance of the Holy Ghosts
A Civil War Christmas
Stones in His Pockets
Twelfth Night
Vanya Sonya Masha and Spike
Wild with Happy
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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.

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Classic Edgar Allan Poe “cigarette card.” Really?

Classic Edgar Allan Poe “cigarette card.” Really?



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Are adult-oriented fairy tales the next big TV trend?
(via Are adult-oriented fairy tales the next big TV trend? - CityNews)

Are adult-oriented fairy tales the next big TV trend?

(via Are adult-oriented fairy tales the next big TV trend? - CityNews)



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YA Cover Trends and the Fairy Tale Archetype

There were so many fascinating comments on my post about the dead-girl trend in YA book cover design that I hardly know where to begin addressing them. But as I ambled over to the coffee shop where I write these posts, something about the sight of winter branches and the feel of warm air that lies of springtime turned my thoughts to fairy tales, and from fairy tales back to this discussion.



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In response to a recent post here about our beloved, and sometimes contentious, Oxford Coma, Dramaturgy Fellow Kellie Mecleary offered this music video. Just knowing this grammatical darling is out there, popping up in pop culture this way, gives some of us inordinate delight. And causes others to shake their heads, ruefully.



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Movies—from the glorious to the gory, and camp to classy—brilliantly and stylishly re-imagined as book covers ala 60s trashy paperback novels. Find your favorite, or request a new one. There’s something about many of these that manages to distill the essence of the movie into that one visual gesture in the best way: story AND tone.
Illustrated — “Highlander: We’re the Princes of the Universe” (by spacesick)

Movies—from the glorious to the gory, and camp to classy—brilliantly and stylishly re-imagined as book covers ala 60s trashy paperback novels. Find your favorite, or request a new one. There’s something about many of these that manages to distill the essence of the movie into that one visual gesture in the best way: story AND tone.

Illustrated — “Highlander: We’re the Princes of the Universe” (by spacesick)



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