HyperDic: playwright

English > 1 sense of the word playwright:
NOUNperson playwright, dramatistsomeone who writes plays
playwright > pronunciation
Soundspley'ray.t
Rhymesacolyte ... write: 181 rhymes with ayt...
English > playwright: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who writes plays.
Synonymdramatist
InstancesAeschylusGreek tragedian
Albee, Edward Albee, Edward Franklin AlbeenUnited States dramatist (1928-)
Anderson, Maxwell AndersonUnited States dramatist (1888-1959)
Anouilh, Jean AnouilhFrench dramatist noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths (1910-1987)
AristophanesAn ancient Greek dramatist remembered for his comedies (448-380 BC)
Barrie, James Barrie, J. M. Barrie, James Matthew Barrie, Sir James Matthew BarrieScottish dramatist and novelist
Beaumont, Francis BeaumontEnglish dramatist who collaborated with John Fletcher (1584-1616)
Beckett, Samuel BeckettA playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France
Brecht, Bertolt BrechtGerman dramatist and poet who developed a style of epic theater (1898-1956)
Calderon, Calderon de la Barca, Pedro Calderon de la BarcaSpanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681)
Capek, Karel CapekCzech writer who introduced the word 'robot' into the English language (1890-1938)
Cervantes, Miguel de Cervantes, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraSpanish writer best remembered for 'Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)
Chekhov, Chekov, Anton Chekhov, Anton Chekov, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich ChekovRussian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
Congreve, William CongreveEnglish playwright remembered for his comedies (1670-1729)
Corneille, Pierre CorneilleFrench tragic dramatist whose plays treat grand moral themes in elegant verse (1606-1684)
Coward, Noel Coward, Sir Noel Pierce CowardEnglish dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
Crouse, Russel CrouseUnited States playwright (1893-1966)
Cyrano de Bergerac, Savinien Cyrano de BergeracA French soldier and dramatist remembered chiefly for fighting many duels (often over the size of his nose)
Dekker, Decker, Thomas Dekker, Thomas DeckerEnglish dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
Dryden, John DrydenThe outstanding / outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)
Eliot, T. S. Eliot, Thomas Stearns EliotBritish poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature
EuripidesOne of the greatest tragic dramatists of ancient Greece (480-406 BC)
Fletcher, John Fletcherprolific English dramatist who collaborated with Francis Beaumont and many other dramatists (1579-1625)
Fry, Christopher FryEnglish dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907)
Fugard, Athol FugardSouth African playwright whose plays feature the racial tensions in South Africa during apartheid (born in 1932)
Garcia Lorca, Frederico Garcia Lorca, LorcaSpanish poet and dramatist who was shot dead by Franco's soldiers soon after the start of the Spanish Civil War (1898-1936)
Genet, Jean GenetFrench writer of novels and dramas for the theater of the absurd (1910-1986)
Gide, Andre Gide, Andre Paul Guillaume GideFrench author and dramatist who is regarded as the father of modern French literature (1869-1951)
Giraudoux, Jean Giraudoux, Hippolyte Jean GiraudouxFrench novelist and dramatist whose plays were reinterpretations of Greek myths (1882-1944)
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von GoetheGerman poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832)
Goldoni, Carlo Goldoniprolific Italian dramatist (1707-1793)
Granville-Barker, Harley Granville-BarkerEnglish actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
Hart, Moss HartUnited States playwright who collaborated with George S. Kaufman (1904-1961)
Havel, Vaclav HavelCzech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936)
Hebbel, Friedrich Hebbel, Christian Friedrich HebbelGerman dramatist (1813-1863)
Hellman, Lillian HellmanUnited States playwright
Hugo, Victor Hugo, Victor-Marie HugoFrench poet and novelist and dramatist
Ibsen, Henrik Ibsen, Henrik Johan Ibsenrealistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906)
Inge, William IngeUnited States playwright (1913-1973)
Ionesco, Eugene IonescoFrench dramatist (born in Romania) who was a leading exponent of the theater of the absurd (1912-1994)
Jonson, Ben Jonson, Benjamin JonsonEnglish dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)
Kaufman, George S. Kaufman, George Simon KaufmanUnited States playwright who collaborated with many other writers including Moss Hart (1889-1961)
Kleist, Heinrich von Kleist, Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von KleistGerman dramatist whose works concern people torn between reason and emotion (1777-1811)
Kyd, Kid, Thomas Kyd, Thomas KidEnglish dramatist (1558-1594)
Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim LessingGerman playwright and leader of the Enlightenment (1729-1781)
Lindsay, Howard LindsayUnited States playwright who collaborated with Russel Crouse on several musicals (1889-1931)
Luce, Clare Booth LuceUnited States playwright and public official (1902-1987)
Maeterlinck, Count Maurice MaeterlinckBelgian playwright (1862-1949)
Mamet, David MametUnited States playwright (born in 1947)
Marlowe, Christopher MarloweEnglish poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form / form of dramatic expression
Marstan, John MarstanEnglish playwright (1575-1634)
Menandercomic dramatist of ancient Greece (342-292 BC)
Middleton, Thomas MiddletonEnglish playwright and pamphleteer (1570-1627)
Miller, Arthur MillerUnited States playwright (1915-2005)
Moliere, Jean-Baptiste PoquelinFrench author of sophisticated comedies (1622-1673)
Molnar, Ferenc MolnarHungarian playwright (1878-1952)
O'Casey, Sean O'CaseyIrish playwright (1880-1964)
O'Neill, Eugene O'Neill, Eugene Gladstone O'NeillUnited States playwright (1888-1953)
Odets, Clifford OdetsUnited States playwright (1906-1963)
Osborne, John Osborne, John James OsborneEnglish playwright (1929-1994)
Pinter, Harold PinterEnglish dramatist whose plays are characterized by silences and the use of inaction (born in 1930)
Pirandello, Luigi PirandelloItalian novelist and playwright (1867-1936)
Pitt, George Pitt, George Dibdin Pitt, George Dibdin-PittA British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
Plautus, Titus Maccius Plautuscomic dramatist of ancient Rome (253?-184 BC)
Racine, Jean Racine, Jean Baptiste RacineFrench advocate of Jansenism
Rattigan, Terence Rattigan, Sir Terence Mervyn RattiganBritish playwright (1911-1977)
Rice, Elmer Rice, Elmer Leopold Rice, Elmer ReizensteinUnited States playwright (1892-1967)
Robinson, Lennox Robinson, Esme Stuart Lennox RobinsonIrish playwright and theater manager in Dublin (1886-1958)
Rostand, Edmond RostandFrench dramatist and poet whose play immortalized Cyrano de Bergerac (1868-1918)
Sartre, Jean-Paul SartreFrench writer and existentialist philosopher (1905-1980)
Scribe, Augustin Eugene ScribeFrench playwright (1791-1861)
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus SenecaRoman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero
Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, Shakspere, William Shakspere, Bard of AvonEnglish poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
Shaw, G. B. Shaw, George Bernard ShawBritish playwright (born in Ireland)
Shepard, Sam ShepardUnited States author of surrealistic allegorical plays (born in 1943)
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley SheridanIrish playwright remembered for his satirical comedies of manners (1751-1816)
Sherwood, Robert Emmet SherwoodUnited States playwright (1896-1955)
Simon, Neil Simon, Marvin Neil SimonUnited States playwright noted for light comedies (born in 1927)
SophoclesOne of the great tragedians of ancient Greece (496-406 BC)
Stoppard, Tom Stoppard, Sir Tom Stoppard, Thomas StrausslerBritish dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937)
Strindberg, August Strindberg, Johan August StrindbergSwedish dramatist and novelist (1849-1912)
Synge, J. M. Synge, John Millington Synge, Edmund John Millington SyngeIrish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)
Terence, Publius Terentius Aferdramatist of ancient Rome (born in Greece) whose comedies were based on works by Menander (190?-159 BC)
Tirso de Molina, Gabriel TellezSpanish dramatist who wrote the first dramatic treatment of the legend of Don Juan (1571-1648)
Ustinov, Sir Peter Ustinov, Peter Alexander UstinovBritish actor and playwright (1921-2004)
Vega, Lope de Vega, Lope Felix de Vega Carpioprolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)
Webster, John WebsterEnglish playwright (1580-1625)
Wilde, Oscar Wilde, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills WildeIrish writer and wit (1854-1900)
Wilder, Thornton Wilder, Thornton Niven WilderUnited States writer and dramatist (1897-1975)
Williams, Tennessee Williams, Thomas Lanier WilliamsUnited States playwright (1911-1983)
Wycherley, William WycherleyEnglish playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716)
Yeats, William Butler Yeats, W. B. YeatsIrish poet and dramatist (1865-1939)
Broaderwriter, authorWrites (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
Spanishcomediógrafo, dramático, dramaturgo
Catalancomediógraf, dramàtic, dramaturg

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