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  • Paul Schmidt (1934 - 1999)
    Paul Schmidt was an American translator, poet, playwright, and essayist. A man of eclectic interests, he graduated from Colgate University in 1955, and studied at Harvard University. He studied mime ...
  • Horton Foote (1916 - 2009)
    Albert Horton Foote, Jr. (March 14, 1916 – March 4, 2009) was an American playwright and screenwriter, perhaps best known for his screenplays for the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird and the 1983 film...
  • Erich Maria Remarque (1898 - 1970)
    Erich Maria Remarque (born Erich Paul Remark; 22 June 1898 – 25 September 1970) was a German author, most known for his anti-war novel All Quiet on the Western Front. Erich Maria Remarque was born on...
  • Donald Hall (1928 - 2018)
    Donald Hall is considered one of the major American poets of his generation. Biography Donald Andrew Hall Jr. (September 20, 1928 – June 23, 2018) was an American poet, writer, editor and literar...
  • George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdown (1666 - 1735)
    Sources "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018, Georgius Greenvill, 09 Mar 1665); citing SAINT MARTIN IN THE FIELDS,WESTMINSTER,LONDON,ENGLAND, in...

Playwrights

A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or drama.

These works may be written specifically to be performed by actors, or they may be closet dramas - simple literary works - written using dramatic forms, but not meant for performance.

The earliest playwrights in Western literature with surviving works are the Ancient Greeks. These early plays were written for annual Athenian competitions among playwrights [ref. Fraser, Neil. Theatre History Explained, The Cowood Press, 2004, page 11] held around the 5th century BC.

Such notables as Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes established forms still relied on by their modern counterparts.

See also

* Radio Script Writers
* Screenwriters

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