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Wondrous Words Wednesday

It has once again been some weeks since I last participated in this excellent weekly meme, however those new to me words have simply been very illusive and it has taken me this long to gather enough of them together to make up a substantial post. Once again my words come from a very eclectic mix of sources, so here goes …

1. – My first word, I came across this week, whilst browsing the online news on the BBC website …

WILL GOMPERTZ VLOG: What On Earth Is A Dramaturg?

It is a word you might never have heard of, and a job you might never have known existed. But dramaturgs are all the rage backstage in theatres, and even more traditional venues like the Royal Opera House. That is where our Arts Editor, Will Gompertz, tracked down Uzma Hameed – a member of this rare but flourishing species – to find out what on earth a dramaturg is and does.

DRAMATURG – A dramaturge or dramaturg is a professional position within a theatre or opera company that deals mainly with research and development of plays or operas. One of the dramaturge’s contributions is to categorize and discuss the various types of plays or operas, their interconnectedness and their styles. The responsibilities of a dramaturge vary from one theatre or opera company to the next. They might include the hiring of actors, the development of a season of plays or operas with a sense of coherence among them, assistance with and editing of new plays or operas by resident or guest playwrights or composers/librettists, the creation of programs or accompanying educational services, helping the director with rehearsals, and serving as elucidator of history or spokesperson for deceased or otherwise absent playwrights or composers. At larger theatres or opera houses, the dramaturge works on the historical and cultural research into the play or opera and its setting. In theatre companies, a dramaturge will create a workbook for the director and actors (usually these are different) and work extensively with the director prior to the first rehearsal.

2. – This word I came across whilst reading an excellent review of  ‘Flight Of The Sparrow’

Review by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews

Living in a structured house, living in a wetu.

Photograph Of A Native Indian Wetu Hut

WETU –  Is a domed hut, used by some north-eastern Native American tribes such as the Wampanoag. They provided temporary shelter for families wandering the wooded coast for hunting and fishing. They were made out of sticks of red cedar and grass

3. – Now I am going off the track of the word I was going to include next, to share an altogether different word I came across on the site of a blogging friend, just today!

Article posted by Tracy Terry @ Pen and Paper

Photograph Of A Box Of Chocolates

The TV producer suffers with xocolatophobia. Andrew, 31, said: “I know that for some people living without chocolate would be a nightmare. For me it’s the opposite. I can’t stand to even look at it, let alone put it in my mouth.

XOCOLATOPHOBIA – An irrational fear of chocolate. 

I wonder which word describes the irrational fear of not being able to find chocolate when needed?  LOL!

That’s it for this time, enjoy the rest of your week everyone 🙂

… Is An image for the weekly meme Wondrous Words Wednesdaya weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we have encountered in our reading. It is hosted by Kathy, over at ‘BermudaOnion’s Weblog’.You can either stop by and leave a link to your own ‘mystery’ words of the week, or just browse the eclectic mix of words that others have discovered, there is always a great selection.

Don’t forget that Kathy and the rest of us, all love to read your comments  as well, so that we can visit and share your words of the week!

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