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Ten Dramaturgical Myths

The article examines several myths about dramaturgs or literary managers. It cites that dramaturgs or literary managers suggest alternative structure, the rearrangement of scenes and the dramatic need for characters based on the principle that the script belongs to the playwright. It discounts the notion that dramaturgs want to replace human emotions with abstract ideas. It refers to dramaturgs as in-house critics or process critics emphasizing that they are the ideal audience for a production.

Copelin, David. “Ten Dramaturgical Myths.” *Callboard*, June (1989): 5-9.