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Dramaturgical analysis is a term used by sociologist to describe the human interactions of everyday life Sociologist and writer Erving Goffman is seen as an influence to the development of the term dramaturgical analysis since he came up with the idea and terms used to describe social interaction like that of a theatrical performance Goffman examined that the human interaction between people changed depending upon the place and the audience like that of a performance This social theory does not examine the causes for these social interactions but analyzes the behavior and the person who plays the role The idea and terms used in a theatrical performance is much like the social interaction at a bar or club when flirting As dramaturgical sociology established when the scene and people around changes you do as wellIts a Saturday night in Atlanta Ga You and your friends decide you want to go to Club Glow Club Glow in theatrical terminology represents the stage which consists of low lights a DJ at the front gloss-like black floors and a side bar The status at Club Glow contains single ladies and gentle men nineteen years old and up Everyone plays the role of a stranger to everyone outside of the group they came in and a friend within their own group The women and men put on their best costumes The ladies put on their sleekest little black dress or cutest skirts The men put on their best-collared shirt or their smoothest black shirt and pants Both men and women accessorize their outfits with props like clutch bags heels and jewelry for the ladies and watches chains and rings for the men As the men and women enter their separate taxis on their way to the same destination their demeanor changes From calm and collected prior to being together in the cab both sets of groups have become rowdy and talkative with excitementIts almost midnight You
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