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Playwrights

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Comprehensive articles and resources on playwrights from around the world. We have pages on individual writers including William Shakespeare, Arthur Miller and David Mamet.

We also have lists of best plays in particular categories including: best plays of all time and best modern plays.

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Playwright Resources:

A Guide to David Mamet

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David Mamet is an American playwright, screenwriter, director and author whose career has spanned the last five decades of film, television and theatre. “Fuck you, that’s my name.” A celebrated and, at times, a controversial...

Best Plays by John Osborne

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A Bit About Playwright John Osborne John Osborne was a British playwright, screenwriter and actor, renowned for catalysing an era of “angry young man” theatre. He embodied this term both in his work which was...

Best Plays by Martyna Majok

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A Bit About Martyna Majok Martyna Majok is a Polish-American playwright who has consistently written excellent work even at this early stage in her career. She won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for her play Cost...

Best Plays by John Webster

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A figure of mystery, we don’t know a lot about John Webster’s life. It’s believed he was born sometime around 1580 and died sometime around 1632. During his short time he had a remarkable career,...

Best Plays by David Mamet

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A Bit About David Mamet David Mamet is an American playwright, screenwriter, dramatist, director and author. He won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for his plays Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow. He is...

Best Plays by Tony Kushner

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A Bit About Tony Kushner Kushner is an iconic American playwright best known for his Angels in America plays (part one and part two). His play “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes,...

Best Plays by Tracy Letts

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A Bit About Tracy Letts Tracy Letts has made a hefty mark in the theatre world over the past few decades, most notably in crafting the play August: Osage County, which premiered in 2007. This...

Best Plays by Annie Baker

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A Bit About Annie Baker Annie Baker is one of the best contemporary playwrights, making a habit of creating unexpected and exciting work. Baker won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her play The Flick and...

Best Plays by Ben Jonson

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Actor, Bricklayer, Soldier, Felon, Poet. Ben Jonson is largely considered one the greatest literary minds and influences in English Literature. He is most well known for popularising the Comedy of Humors. Though he may not...