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
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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Wait, weren’t those costumes from The Rivals last fall? What’s that lady doing 25 feet in the air? And just what is that gentleman DOING from the cherrypicker?! All part of the yearly gala prep…



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A circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge.

~Sir Anthony Absolute, The Rivals

For some context on this particular outlook, and Sheridan’s lampoon of it, see production dramaturg Whitney Eggers’ program article.



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Rules of 18th Century Dueling among gentlemen

"Respectfully, sir, I must retort that you lie!"



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The original performance space for “The Rivals” at the Covent Garden Theatre. The house burned down about 30 years later and was rebuilt in the style you see today.

The original performance space for “The Rivals” at the Covent Garden Theatre. The house burned down about 30 years later and was rebuilt in the style you see today.



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If it ain’t baroque….

If it ain’t baroque….



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Doing a little research period dancing for “The Rivals”

Doing a little research period dancing for “The Rivals”



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