These German playwrights have contributed a huge amount to theatre. I recommend delving into their work and getting well versed with these great German playwrights. Not only are their plays landmarks in theatre, but their theories about theatre and performance have made an indelible mark on theatre.
Brecht and Goethe are the two powerhouses in shaping theatre as we know it today. Germany remains one of the most exciting nations for theatre.
Our Favourite French Playwrights
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.
Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
We are always on stage, even when we are stabbed in earnest at the end.
Some other Great Playwrights by Nation
We love these kinds of lists, so we made a few. Have a look at some other great playwrights by nation. Set yourself a challenge and read all the plays over a month. Each country has a distinct style and tone.
Let us know in a comment below who your favourite German playwright is. We love to hear from you…