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.

Playwright

Burt Shevelove

Playwright, Librettist, Lyricist

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Michael Stewart

Playwright, Librettist, Lyricist

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August Strindberg

Playwright, Author

Playwright

Hugh Wheeler

Playwright, Librettist

Playwright

Lanford Wilson

Playwright

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Charlotte Ahlin

Playwright

Playwright

Jean Anouilh

Playwright

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Robert Askins

Playwright

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John August

Playwright

Playwright

Alan Bennett

Playwright, Author

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Kate Benson

Playwright

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Guy Bolton

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