Playwright Biographies

*List of playwrights is in order of popularity with the StageAgent community.

Playrights

What is a playwright?

A playwright is a person who writes plays for the stage. Another word for this is dramatist. The word 'wright' comes from the ancient English term for a builder.

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August Wilson

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Samuel Beckett

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Lin-Manuel Miranda

Playwright, Composer, Lyricist

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Eugene O'Neill

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George Bernard Shaw

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Edward Albee

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Tom Stoppard

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Noël Coward

Playwright, Composer, Lyricist, Author

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Howard Ashman

Playwright, Lyricist

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Bertolt Brecht

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Christopher Durang

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Harold Pinter

Playwright, Author