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Playwright
Playwright - Notable Historical Events

Ben JonsonSep 22, 1598

VoltaireMar 30, 1778

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Playwright - Historical Events
Date Event
1593-05-18

Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.

1598-09-22

Playwright and poet Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter as the result of a duel.

1778-03-30

Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath

1793-11-03

French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.

1995-11-10

In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces.

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Playwright - Notable Birthdays

EuripidesSep 23, -480

William ShakespeareApr 26, 1564

Ben JonsonJun 11, 1572

VoltaireNov 21, 1694

ChekhovJan 29, 1860

Maxim GorkyMar 28, 1868

Langston HughesFeb 1, 1902

Moss HartOct 24, 1904

Samuel BeckettApr 13, 1906

Tennessee WilliamsMar 26, 1911

Arthur MillerOct 17, 1915

Neil SimonJul 4, 1927

Edward AlbeeMar 12, 1928

Tom StoppardJul 3, 1937

Playwright - Birthdays
Date Event
480

Euripides, Salamís, Greek playwright (Medea), (d. 406 BC)

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1494-11-05

Hans Sachs, German composer, playwright and shoemaker

1495-11-21

John Bale, England, bishop/anti-catholic playwright (Kynge Johan)

1564-04-23

William Shakespeare, Stratford upon Avon, English Poet and playwright, traditionally regarded as his birthdate

1564-04-26

William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, baptism, English playwright and poet

1572-06-11

Ben Jonson, England, playwright/poet (Volpone, Alchemist)

1574-09-16

Samuel Coster, Dutch physician/playwright (Polyxena)

1578-02-09

Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright/actor (L'adamo)

1580-04-18

Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess)

1585-03-16

Gerbrant A Bredero, Holland, poet/playwright (Klucht van de Koe)

1589-02-05

Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright/poet

1607-10-04

Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Span playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno)

1610-07-04

Paul Scarron, French playwright (Virgile Travesti)

1612-02-07

Thomas Killigrew, English humorist/playwright/leader (King's Men)

1615-03-06

Jan Zoet, actor/playwright/poet (Parnasssus aan 't Y)

1619-03-06

Cyrano de Bergerac, French playwright (Voyage to the Moon), known for his large nose

1622-01-15

Molière, French playwright (d. 1673)

1625-08-20

Thomas Corneille, French playwright

1631-08-09

John Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19]

1632-10-30

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, playwright (School for Scandal) (or 1751)

1635-05-05

Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant indiscret)

1638-01-01

Antoinette du Ligier de la Guard Deshoulieres, French poet/playwright

1640-12-14

(baptism date) - Aphra Behn, English playwright and novelist (d. 1689)

1652-03-03

Thomas Otway, England, playwright/poet (Venice Preserved)

1670-01-24

William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)

1671-04-06

Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French playwright/poet (Sacred Odes & Songs)

1683-07-25

Pieter Langendijk, painter/etcher/playwright (Wiskunstenaars)

1684-11-16

Abraham Alewijn, Dutch poet/playwright (Puiterveense Helleveeg)

1685-02-10

Aaron Hill, English playwright/poet (Tragedy of Zara)

1694-11-21

Voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], France, writer, essayist, philosopher and playwright (Candide) (d. 1778)

1707-02-25

Carlo Goldoni, Italy, lawyer/playwright (Belisario, Love of 3 Oranges)

1728-01-06

Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet

1728-04-19

Francisco Albergati Capacelli, Italian playwright

1731-09-02

Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Olint und Sophronia)

1732-01-24

Pierre de Baumarchais, France, playwright (Barber of Seville)

1746-11-15

Joseph Quesnel, French Canadian composer and playwright (d. 1809)

1748-05-07

Olympe de Gouges, playwright and feminist revolutionary (d. 1793)

1751-04-09

Emanuel Schikaneder, [Johann Schickeneder], German playwright [or 9/1]

1751-10-30

Richard Sheridan, Irish playwright (d. 1816)

1752-02-17

Friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr)

1782-09-25

Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist (d. 1824)

1790-06-01

Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (d. 1836)

1795-01-15

Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (d. 1829)

1796-12-19

Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Quel Spain, poet/comic playwright

1798-01-24

Karl von Holtei, Silezian actor/playwright (Die Vagabunden)

1799-02-04

Joao Batista da Silva Leitao de Almeida Garret, Portuguese playwright

1802-01-13

Eduard von Bauernfeld, Vienna, comedic playwright

1803-01-03

Douglas William Jerrold, London, author/playwright/wit (Punch Mag)

1808-02-04

Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856)

1813-10-17

Georg Büchner, German playwright (d. 1837)

1815-05-05

Eugene-Marin Labiche, French playwright

1817-08-24

Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian poet, writer and playwright (d. 1875)

1818-10-28

Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [OS]

1818-11-09

Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [NS]

1820-01-22

Hermann von Lingg, German playwright/poet

1821-09-24

Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda)

1822-12-26

Dion Boucicault, Irish/Us actor/playwright (Rip van Winkle)

1823-04-12

Aleksandr Ostrovsky, Russian playwright (Artists & Admirers)

1824-07-27

Alexandre Dumas fils, France, playwright/novelist (Camille)

1828-03-01

Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright

1828-03-20

Henrik Ibsen, Norway, playwright (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler)

1829-01-09

Thomas William Robertson, England, playwright (Caste)

1832-04-04

Jose Echegaray y Elizaguirre, playwright/scientist (Teatro Escogido)

1834-01-01

Ludovic Halévy, French playwright (d. 1908)

1838-07-20

Augustin Daly, American playwright (d. 1899)

1839-02-01

James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Hearts of Oak)

1839-06-03

Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Der Herr im Hause)

1839-11-29

Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian playwright (Der Schandfleck)

1844-03-19

Minna Canth, Finland, playwright (The Pastor's Family) and social activist

1845-02-03

Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Sedan)

1846-02-18

Wilson Barrett, English playwright (d. 1904)

1846-05-08

Oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor)

1848-02-04

[Francois-Victor-]Jean Aicard, Fren playwright/poet (Jeune Croyances)

1850-06-27

Ivan Vazov, Bulgaria, poet/novelist/playwright (Under the Yoke)

1851-01-25

Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Bondestudentar)

1851-09-28

Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah)

1852-01-29

Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor/playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa)

1852-02-21

[James] Burner Matthews, US playwright/critic (NY Times)

1852-03-05

Isabella Gregory, Ireland, writer/playwright (Golden Apple)

1852-03-15

Augusta Gregory, Ireland, playwright/poet/Yates mistress

1855-05-24

Arthur Wing Pinero, British playwright

1858-01-19

Eugene Brieux, French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)

1858-06-25

Georges Courteline, [Moineaux], French playwright

1858-12-23

Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, playwright (Life in Russian Theater)

1859-12-12

Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers)

1860-01-29

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Tagarov Russia, playwright (Cherry Orchard)

1862-02-22

Karen Hulda Garborg[-Bergersen], Norwegian playwright (Mot Solen/Eli)

1862-05-15

Arthur Schnitzler, Austria, playwright/novelist (La Ronde)

1862-11-04

Eden Phillpotts, England, novelist/poet/playwright (Red Madymaynes)

1862-12-08

Georges Feydeau, French playwright (La Dame de Chez Maxim's)

1864-01-11

Thomas Dixon, US attorney/playwright (Flaming Sword)

1864-07-24

Frank Wedekind, German playwright (The "Lulu" plays)

1865-05-02

Clyde Fitch, American playwright (d. 1909)

1865-07-18

Laurence Housman, England, author/playwright (Victoria Regina)

1865-09-11

Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (d. 1929)

1866-02-09

George Ade, US, journalist/playwright/humorist (Fables in Slang)

1866-04-04

George P Baker, US playwright (47 Workshop)

1866-08-12

Jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922)

1866-09-07

Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (d. 1947)

1867-05-27

Arnold Bennett, Hanley Staffordshire, English novelist/playwright/critic (Great Babylon)

1868-02-04

Constance Gore-booth Markiewicy, Irish patriot/playwright/MP

1868-03-28

Maxim Gorky [Alexei Maximovich Peshkov], Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Empire, Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths)

1868-04-01

Edmond Rostand, France, poet/playwright (Cyrano de Bergerac)

1870-11-11

Nils Kjaer, Norwegian playwright (Det evige Savn)

1870-12-10

Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Der de Wier Us)

1873-09-08

Alfred Jarry, French absurdist playwright (d. 1907)

1875-04-01

Edgar Wallace, England, novelist/playwright/journalist (Terror)

1875-04-15

Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright/novelist (Poverty)

1876-02-06

Wilhelm Schmidtbonn[-Schmidt], German playwright (Der Sprechende Eros)

1876-04-17

Ian Hay, Scotland, novelist/playwright (PIp, Carrying On)

1877-09-10

Georgia B D Camp Johnson, US, poet/playwright (Autumn Love Cycle)

1878-01-12

Ferenc Molnar, Hungarian/US playwright (A Pal Utrai Fiuk)

1878-04-01

Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Hyperion/Tabula Rasa)

1879-06-02

Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam)

1880-03-04

Channing Pollock, American playwright and critic (d. 1946)

1880-03-30

Sean O'Casey, Ireland, playwright (Playboy of the Western World)

1880-08-05

Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright (Black Girls Burden)

1880-11-01

Sholem Asch, Poland, Yiddish novelist/playwright (Three Cities)

1881-02-05

Frederick Leonard Lonsdale, British playwright (Balkan Princess)

1881-02-20

Pedro Munoz Seca, Spanish playwright (Vengeanza de Don Mendo)

1882-06-01

John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln)

1882-10-19

Vincas Kreve-Mickievicius, Lithuania, poet/philologist/playwright

1882-12-22

Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright

1884-02-01

Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russia, novelist/playwright (We)

1884-03-13

Hugh S Walpole, NZ, novelist/playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40)

1884-07-29

Henri Liebrecht, Belgian playwright/journalist

1884-12-14

Jane Cowl, American actress and playwright (d. 1950)

1885-02-21

Sacha Guitry, France, actor/playwright (Story of a Cheat)

1885-08-15

Edna Ferber, American author & playwright (American Beauty, Cimarron) (d. 1968)

1885-08-26

Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)

1885-09-24

Herman Bouber, Dutch actor/playwright (Sailor's Wives)

1885-10-03

Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (d. 1970)

1885-10-11

Francois Mauriac, France, novelist/poet/playwright (Nobel 1952)

1885-10-28

Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1922)

1886-02-22

Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti

1886-09-25

John Howard Lawson, scriptwriter/playwright

1886-10-30

Zoe Akins, American playwright (d. 1958)

1886-11-12

Ben Travers, British playwright (d. 1980)

1886-11-19

Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Le Cocu Magnificent)

1887-01-10

Robinson Jeffers, US, poet/playwright (Tamar & Other Poems, Medea)

1887-02-20

Hesketh Pearson, England, biographer/playwright (Writ for Libel)

1887-05-27

Emiel van der Straeten, Flemish playwright (Sudanese legends)

1887-08-23

Jo Sternheim, Dutch actor/playwright (Fatherland)

1888-02-21

Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (d. 1965)

1888-04-26

Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright (d. 1981)

1889-03-29

Howard Lindsay, Waterford NY, playwright/actor/dir (State of Union)

1889-11-16

George S Kaufman, Pittsburgh Pa, playwright (This is Show Business)

1889-12-22

Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanon, playwright

1890-06-06

Dorothy Heyward, NYC, playwright (Porgy)

1890-12-13

Marc Connelly, McKeesport Pa, playwright (One Minute Please)

1891-05-15

Mikhail Bulgakov, Russia, playwright/novelist (Black Snow)

1891-08-26

Ferdinand Bruckner, [Theodor Tagger], Austrian playwright (Races)

1892-02-04

Ugo Betti, Italian playwright

1892-09-28

Elmer Rice, NYC, playwright/director/novelist (Pulitzer-Street Scene)

1893-02-20

Russel Crouse, journalist/novelist/playwright (Life with Father)

1893-02-28

Ben Hecht, NYC, novelist/playwright/screenwriter (Front Page)

1893-05-14

Louis Verneuil, French playwright (d. 1952)

1893-11-06

August Defresne, Dutch playwright/director (Uninhabited Island)

1894-03-17

Paul Green, US, novelist/playwright (In Abraham's Bosom)

1894-05-25

Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Verschaeve Gives Evidence)

1895-02-28

Marcel Pagnol, French playwright/director (Marchands de Gloire)

1895-10-15

Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil)

1896-05-03

Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (d. 1990)

1896-06-06

Robert Sheriff, playwright (Journey's End)

1896-12-27

Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright

1897-01-28

Valentin Kataev, Odessa Ukraine, novelist/playwright (Embezzled) Died 1986

1897-04-17

Thornton N Wilder, US, novelist/playwright (Our Town)

1897-12-16

Paul Neuhuys, Belgian playwright (Le Canari et le Cerise)

1898-01-13

Kai Munk, Danish playwright and Lutheran pastor, martyr (d. 1944)

1898-02-10

Bertolt Brecht, Germany, playwright (Mother Courage)/composer

1899-03-25

Bella Spewack, Hungary, playwright (Kiss Me Kate)

1899-05-11

Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (d. 1963)

1899-05-19

Leonid Maksimovich Leonov, novelist/playwright

1899-07-05

Marcel Achard, French screen/playwright (Jean de la Lune)

1899-08-09

Armand Salacrou, French playwright

1899-12-16

Noel Coward, England, playwright (In Which We Serve-1942 Acad Award)

1900-02-06

Rudolf Vornlund, Swedish playwright (Heliga Familjen)

1900-02-16

Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter

1900-07-06

Frederica Sagor Maas, American playwright and screen writer (d. 2012)

1901-06-01

John W Van Duren, playwright (I Remember Mama)

1901-08-25

Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright/director (Tivoli)

1901-09-04

Paul Osborn, playwright (Mornings at 7)

1902-02-01

Langston Hughes, Joplin, Missouri, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto)

1902-08-06

Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [OS]

1902-08-19

Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [NS]

1903-01-17

Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Assamese poet, playwright, film maker (d. 1953)

1904-04-17

Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Story of Louis Pasteur)

1904-10-24

Moss Hart, Bronx NY, playwright (You Can't Take it With You, Act 1)

1905-06-20

Lillian Hellman, American playwright (d. 1984)

1905-11-26

George Emlyn Williams, Wales, actor/playwright (David Copperfield)

1906-01-12

Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (d. 1942)

1906-04-13

Samuel Beckett, French playwright (Waiting for Godot, Nobel 1969)

1906-10-22

Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (One in White, Darkness at Noon)

1907-02-25

Mary Coyle Chase, playwright (Harvey-Pulitzer Prize)

1907-06-20

Lillian Hellman, playwright (Toys in the Attic, Little Foxes)

1907-12-18

Christopher Fry, Bristol England, playwright (Ring Around the Moon)

1908-03-05

Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)

1908-08-23

Arthur Adamov, Kislovodsk Russia, playwright (Paolo Paoli)

1908-08-31

William Saroyan, US, novelist/playwright (Time of Your Life)

1908-10-14

Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress (d. 2003)

1909-03-02

Jan Fabricius, Dutch playwright

1909-03-22

Jack Popplewell, composer/playwright

1909-05-04

Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright

1909-11-17

Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (Heart of the Matter)

1909-11-26

Eugene Ionesco, playwright

1910-01-20

Abram Hill, director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)

1910-02-04

Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)

1910-06-12

Bill Naughton, English playwright (d. 1992)

1911-03-05

Joseph Tomelty, actor/playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick, Melba)

1911-03-26

Tennessee Williams, Columbus Miss, playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

1911-06-10

Terence Rattigan, playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version)

1911-07-02

Diego Fabbri, Italian, playwright/leader (Vatican movie bureau)

1912-05-30

Joseph Stein, dramatist/playwright (Fiddler on the Roof)

1912-06-03

William Douglas-Home, playwright (Now .. Barabbas)

1912-08-13

Max Croiset, playwright/director/actor (Dog of Flanders, Little Ark)

1912-11-24

Garson Kanin, Rochester NY, playwright/producer (Double Life)

1913-05-03

William M Inge, US playwright (Picnic-Pulitzer 1953)

1913-07-30

Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Neth playwright/director (Albee/Pinter)

1914-04-04

Marguerite Duras, France, novelist/playwright (Sea Wall)

1914-05-04

Emmanuel Robles, Algerian-Fren journalist/playwright (Lesson Hauteurs)

1915-10-17

Arthur Miller, NYC, playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible), (d. 2005)

1916-02-04

Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker

1916-03-14

Horton Foote, American author, playwright and screenwriter

1916-04-24

Stanley Kauffmann, NYC, playwright (Red Handkerchief Man)

1916-05-23

Margaret Hayden Rector, playwright (living legacy award 1995)

1916-10-12

Alice Childress, American actress and playwright (d. 1994)

1917-01-22

Herwig Hensen, [Flor Mielants], Flemish poet/playwright

1917-12-18

Ossie Davis, Cogdell GA, actor/playwright (Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam)

1918-01-06

Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)

1918-07-14

Arthur Laurents, NYC, playwright (West Side Story, Gypsy)

1919-01-29

Norman F Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum)

1919-07-19

Robert Pinget, novelist/playwright

1919-08-12

Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright

1920-06-28

A. E. Hotchner, American editor, novelist and playwright

1920-08-01

Jeffrey Segal, actor (Traitors)/playwright

1920-10-12

Alice Childress, US playwright/actress (Wedding Band)

1921-01-05

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Konolfingen, Bern, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit)

1921-01-09

Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (d. 2006)

1921-08-28

Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (d. 2007)

1921-09-16

Dusty Hughers, playwright

1922-06-09

George Axelrod, playwright (Breakfast at Tiffany, Bus Stop)

1923-04-30

George Byatt, playwright

1923-08-16

Millôr Fernandes, Brazilian playwright

1924-03-07

Kobo Abe, Tokyo Japan, playwright (Woman, the Dunes)

1924-08-01

Jeffrey Segal, actor/playwright (Vanity Fair, Rest in Pieces)

1924-08-15

Robert Oxton Bolt, playwright (Man for All Seasons, Dr Zhivago)

1924-11-07

Wolf Mankowitz, British(?) playwright

1925-01-08

James Saunders, English chemist/playwright (Ark)

1925-08-19

Claude Gauvreau, Canadian playwright (d. 1971)

1925-09-05

Jos Vandeloo, Flemish journalist/playwright (Cola Drinkers)

1926-03-24

Dario Fo, Leggiuno Sangiano VA, playwright (Nobel-1997)

1926-05-15

Anthony Shaffer, twin brother playwright (Sleuth)

1926-05-15

Peter Shaffer, twin brother playwright (5 Finger Exercise, Equus)

1926-07-12

Beah Richards, Vicksburg MS, actress/playwright (Big Shot, Generation)

1926-07-30

Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money)

1926-11-25

Murray Schisgal, playwright (Luv)

1927-06-30

James Goldman, Chicago, Illinois, American screenwriter/playwright (The Lion in Winter, They Might Be Giants)

1927-07-04

Neil Simon, Bronx, playwright (Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues)

1927-07-15

Ann Jellicoe, theater director/playwright (Knack)

1927-12-28

Simon Raven, English playwright/critic (Alms for Oblivion)

1928-03-12

Edward Albee, Washington, DC, playwright (Virgina Woolfe, Zoo Story)

1928-03-21

Peter Hacks, German playwright (Tie Windloch)

1928-06-30

Frank Ulrich Marcus, playwright/critic

1928-12-13

W Gordon Smith, playwright

1929-12-12

John Osborne, England, playwright (Look Back in Anger, Luther-TONY 1964)

1930-01-03

Marcel Dubé, Quebec playwright

1930-04-11

Clive Exton, scriptwriter & playwright

1930-05-19

Lorraine Hansberry, playwright (Raisin in the Sun)

1930-10-10

Harold Pinter, London England, playwright (Homecoming, Servant)

1930-10-26

John Arden, England, novelist/playwright (Left Handed Liberty), (d. 2012)

1930-11-01

A. R. Gurney, American playwright

1931-01-16

Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist

1931-03-10

Georges Dor, Quebec author, playwright, singer and songwriter (d. 2001)

1931-04-01

Rolf Hochhuth, German playwright (Deputy)

1931-04-13

Beverley Cross, playwright

1932-04-12

Jack Gelber, US, playwright (Connection, Apple)

1932-05-24

Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen)

1932-09-21

Melvin Van Peebles, US, playwright/director (Watermelon Man)

1933-07-13

David M Storey, British rugby player/playwright (Home)

1933-09-08

Michael Frayn, British playwright

1934-05-09

Alan Bennett, England, playwright/actor (Secret Policeman's Other Ball)

1934-07-18

Edward Bond, English playwright/director (Blow-up)

1934-09-09

Sonia Sanchez, US playwright/poet (The Bronx is Next)

1934-11-09

Ronald Harwood, [Horwitz], South African playwright (Dresser)

1935-04-04

Trevor Griffiths, playwright (Absolute Beginners)

1935-05-17

Dennis Christopher George Potter, playwright (Karaoke, Midnight Movie)

1935-07-02

Ed Bullins, Phila, playwright

1936-03-22

Alan Bleasdale, author/playwright (Are You Lonesome Tonight)

1936-05-15

Paul Zindel, playwright (Effects of Gamma Rays on Marigolds)

1936-07-09

June Jordan, US playwright/poet (His Own Where)

1936-08-21

Mart Crowley, playwright (Boys in the Band)

1936-10-21

James H "Simon" Gray, English playwright (Butley)

1937-01-28

Ken Hill, playwright/director

1937-02-11

Lodewijk Boer, Dutch violinist/playwright (The Family)

1937-04-13

Lanford Wilson, US playwright (Hot L Baltimore)

1937-05-10

Arthur Kopit, New York NY, US playwright ('Wings', 'Nine')

1937-07-03

Tom Stoppard, Zlin Czech, playwright (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern-1968 Tony)

1937-11-20

Viktoriya Tokareva, Russian playwright

1938-05-26

Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist

1938-09-03

Caryl Churchill, English playwright

1938-12-26

Bahram Beizai, Iranian playwright and film director

1939-04-12

Alan Ayckbourn, London, playwright

1939-10-05

Marie-Claire Blais, French Canadian author and playwright

1939-11-03

Terrence McNally, St Petersburg Fla, playwright (Bad Habits)

1939-12-18

Henrica M L "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer/actress/playwright

1940-03-10

David Rabe, Dubuque Iowa, playwright (Streamers)

1941-08-12

Réjean Ducharme, Quebec novelist and playwright

1941-11-20

Haseena Moin, Pakistani television drama writer and Urdu playwright

1942-02-05

Susan Hill, English playwright (Magic Apple Tree)

1942-02-24

David K Williamson, Australian screenplay/playwright (Removalists)

1942-06-25

Michel Tremblay, Canadian playwright

1942-09-11

Gerome Ragni American Playwright

1942-09-29

Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright

1943-04-12

Charles Ludlam, NYC, playwright/actor (Big Easy)

1943-08-02

Rose Tremain, British novelist/playwright (Restoration)

1943-11-05

Sam Shepard, Ill, actor/playwright (Frances, Crimes of the Heart)

1945-04-27

August Wilson, US, playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987)

1946-01-26

Christopher Hampton, Azores, playwright (Oviri, Hotel du Lac)

1946-04-12

Peter L de Baan, Dutch actor/director/playwright (Leonce & Lena)

1947-03-18

Patrick Barlow, English actor, comedian and playwright

1947-06-05

David Hare, playwright (Strapless, Plenty, Wetherby, Fatale)

1947-08-02

Rose Tremain, novelist/playwright

1947-08-23

Willy Russell, author/playwright (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita)

1947-09-21

Marsha Norman, American playwright

1947-11-30

David Mamet, Chicago, playwright/dir (Speed the Plow, House of Games)

1948-06-02

Albert Innaurato, Phila, playwright/director (Age in Soho)

1948-11-16

Bonnie Greer, American playwright and critic

1949-01-02

Christopher Durang, Montclair NJ, playwright/actor (Sister Mary)

1950-10-18

Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (d. 2006)

1951-02-05

Elizabeth Swados, Buffalo NY, composer/playwright (1972 TONY)

1951-08-21

Margo Kane, Canadian playwright.

1952-01-11

Bille Brown, Australian actor and playwright

1952-04-20

Toine van Benthem, dentist/playwright/cabaret performer (Purper)

1952-05-08

Beth Henley, Jackson Miss, actress/playwright (Miss Firecracker)

1953-05-25

Eve Ensler, American playwright

1954-06-06

Harvey Fierstein, Brooklyn NY, playwright (Torch Song Trilogy, ID4)

1955-02-08

Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer

1955-02-18

Miles Tredinnick, English playwright

1956-07-16

Tony Kushner, American playwright

1956-12-11

Lani Brockman, playwright

1957-12-12

Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright

1957-12-29

Paul Rudnick, American screenwriter/playwright

1964-09-19

Patrick Marber, British playwright

1967-12-23

Tim Fountain, British playwright

1969-04-06

Jack Canfora, American playwright

1970-03-26

Martin McDonagh, Anglo-Irish playwright and film director

1971-02-03

Sarah Kane, English playwright (d. 1999)

1972-10-10

Jun Lana, Filipino playwright and screenwriter

1973-11-29

Sarah Jones, American playwright

1977-07-18

Alfian bin Sa'at, Singaporean writer, poet and playwright

1979-06-28

Florian Zeller, French novelist and playwright

1982-05-10

Jeremy Gable, American playwright

Playwright - Notable Weddings

William ShakespeareNov 28, 1582

Robert BrowningSep 12, 1846

George Bernard ShawJun 1, 1896

Moss HartAug 10, 1946

Brendan BehanFeb 16, 1955

Marilyn MonroeJun 29, 1956

Samuel BeckettMar 25, 1961

Tom StoppardMar 26, 1965

Neil SimonOct 25, 1973

Maggie SmithAug 23, 1975

Playwright - Weddings
Date Event
1582-11-28

Playwright & poet William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway

1846-09-12

Poet and playwright Robert Browning (34) weds poet Elizabeth Barrett (40) at Marylebone Church in London

1850-03-14

French writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac marries Ewelina Hańska in Berdyczów, Ukraine

1858-06-18

Norwegian modernist playwright "The Doll's House" Henrik Ibsen (30) marries Suzannah Thoresen (21) in Oslo

1896-06-01

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (41) marries Charlotte Frances Payne-Townshend (41)in Covent Garden, London.

1909-10-02

American Playwright Eugene O'Neill (20) marries 1st wife Kathleen Jenkins

1917-10-21

Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats (52) weds Georgie Hyde-Lees (25)

1918-04-12

American Playwright Eugene O'Neill marries second wife novelist Agnes Boulton

1928-06-15

"King Kong" actress Fay Wray (20) weds playwright-screenwriter John Monk Saunders (30)

1929-07-22

American Playwright Eugene O'Neill (40) marries 3rd wife actress Carlotta Monterey (40)

1932-12-05

"East of Eden" director Elia Kazan (23) weds playwright Molly Day Thatcher (25)

1942-08-23

"King Kong" actress Fay Wray (34) weds screenwriter and playwright Robert Riskin (45)

1946-08-10

Playwright Moss Hart (41) weds singer and actress Kitty Carlisle (35)

1955-02-16

Playwright Brendan Behan (32) weds Beatrice Salkeld at Donnybrook Church in Dublin, Ireland

1956-06-29

Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for 3rd time playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York

1956-09-14

British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (26) marries 1st wife actress Vivien Merchant (27)

1961-03-25

Playwright Samuel Beckett (54) weds Suzanne Dechevaux-Dumesnil on a secret civil ceremony in England

1965-03-26

Playwright Tom Stoppard (28) weds nurse Josie Ingle

1972-02-11

Playwright Tom Stoppard (34) weds doctor/author Miriam Moore-Robinson (34)

1973-10-25

American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (46) weds actress Marsha Mason (31)

1975-08-23

Actress Maggie Smith (40) weds playwright Beverley Cross (44) at the Guildford Register Office in Surrey, England

1977-12-21

American Jewish playwright and screenwriter "Glengarry Glen Ross" David Mamet marries 1st wife actress Lindsay Crouse

1980-11-27

British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (50) marries 2nd wife British writer and historian Antonia Frazer (48)

1991-09-22

American Jewish playwright and screenwriter David Mamet marries 2nd wife, English actress Rebecca Pidgeon

1999-07-10

"It Could Happen To You" actress Rosie Perez (34) weds playwright and screenwriter Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (37) in Brooklyn, New York

2014-06-07

Playwright Tom Stoppard (76) weds brewery heiress Sabrina Guinness on an intimate register office ceremony in East Dorset, England

Playwright - Divorces
Date Event
1929-07-03

American Playwright Eugene O'Neill divorces second wife novelist Agnes Boulton after 11 years of marriage

Playwright - Notable Deaths

William ShakespeareApr 23, 1616

Ben JonsonAug 6, 1637

Langston HughesMay 22, 1967

Tennessee WilliamsFeb 25, 1983

Arthur MillerFeb 10, 2005

Sidney SheldonJan 30, 2007

Seamus HeaneyAug 30, 2013

Playwright - Deaths
Date Event
1556-12-23

Nicholas Udall, English playwright (b. 1504)

1567-05-02

Marin Drzic, Croatian playwright (Dundo Maroje), dies

1584-01-04

Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist/playwright, dies at 44

1595-04-25

Torquato Tasso, Italian poet/playwright, dies at 51

1616-03-06

Francis Beaumont, Elizabethan playwright, dies (birth date unknown)

1616-04-23

William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52

1618-08-23

Gerbrant A Bredero, poet/playwright (Moortje), dies at 33

1634-06-25

John Marston, English playwright (b. 1576)

1635-08-27

Lope Felix de Vega, playwright/poet (Angelica, Arcadia), dies at 72

1637-08-06

Ben Jonson, English playwright and poet, dies at 65

1639-08-04

Juan R Alarcon y Mendoza, Mexican/Spanish playwright, dies at 58

1647-05-21

Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, poet/playwright (Warenar), dies at about 65

1654-06-07

Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright/actor, dies at 76

1661-10-28

Agustín Moreto y Cavana, Spanish playwright (b. 1518)

1670-01-21

Honorat de Brueil seigneur de Racan, French playwright, dies at 80

1673-02-17

Molière, [Jean Baptiste Poquelin], French playwright (The Misanthrope), dies. (b. 1622)

1674-01-11

Jan Zoet, actor/playwright/poet (Brutal-Roffel), dies at 58

1681-05-25

Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Spanish playwright (b. 1600)

1688-11-26

Philippe Quinault, French playwright (L'amant Indiscreet), dies at 53

1692-11-19

Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright

1700-05-01

John Dryden, English poet/playwright (Rival Ladies), dies

1701-08-20

Charles Sedley, English playwright (b. 1639)

1715-08-12

Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies

1721-10-04

Abraham Alewijn, poet/playwright (Beslikte Swaantje), dies at 36

1725-01-06

Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Jap playwright (Yotsugi Soga), dies at about 71

1726-03-26

John Vanbrugh, Dutch/English playwright (Provoked Wife), dies at 62

1743-04-30

Pedro de Peralta y Barnuevo, Peruvian playwright/poet, dies

1743-08-01

Richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46

1756-07-09

Pieter Langendijk, painter/etcher/playwright, dies at 72

1758-01-01

Johann F von Cronegk, German playwright (Codrus), dies at 26

1770-08-26

Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet, dies at 42

1781-02-15

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Saxon playwright/critic, dies at 52

1792-06-04

John Burgoyne, soldier/playwright, dies

1794-08-14

George Colman, the Elder, playwright, dies

1804-03-16

Francisco marquis Albergati Capacelli, Italian playwright, dies at 75

1805-05-09

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, German poet/playwright, dies at 45

1809-07-03

Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian composer and playwright (b. 1746)

1811-11-21

Heinrich W von Kleist, German playwright, dies at 34

1816-07-07

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright and politician (b. 1751)

1823-01-17

Zacharius Werner, German playwright, dies at 36

1829-02-11

Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (b. 1795)

1836-09-05

Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (b. 1790)

1837-02-19

Georg Büchner, German playwright (b. 1813)

1852-03-04

Nikolai Gogol, Russian writer and playwright, dies at 43

1852-04-09

John Howard Payne, actor/playwright (Fair Warning), dies

1855-01-10

Mary Russell Mitford, Engl playwright/poet (Julian), dies at 67

1857-06-08

Douglas William Jerrold, British playwright and satirist (b. 1803)

1872-01-21

Franz Grillparzer, Austrian playwright (Sappho/Libussa), dies at 81

1873-11-08

Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Span poet/comic playwright, dies at 76

1883-05-23

Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda), dies

1889-12-10

Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian playwright, dies at 50

1890-09-18

Dion Boucicault, Irish/US actor/playwright (Octoroon), dies at 67

1895-11-27

French writer and playwright Alexandre Dumas (b. 1824), son of the French author of the same name

1897-05-12

Ulrika "Minna" Cant-Johnstown, Finnish playwright, dies at 53

1900-01-30

Vittorio Bersezio, [Carlo Nugelli], Italian playwright, dies at 71

1901-06-02

James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Margaret Fleming), dies

1906-05-23

Henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78

1909-01-15

Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Das Edle Blut), dies at 63

1909-03-24

John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist/playwright/poet, dies at 37

1909-05-10

Johannes de Koo, journalist/playwright, dies

1918-02-09

Emiel van der Straeten, [Delrue], Flemish playwright, dies at 30

1918-08-08

Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright, dies at 38

1919-01-31

Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Estimate), dies at 79

1921-06-05

Georges Feydeau, French playwright (Chat and Poche), dies at 58

1924-01-14

Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Mannfolk), dies at 72

1924-02-09

Nils Kj'r, Norwegian playwright (Det Lykkelige Valg), dies at 53

1924-12-27

William Archer, Scottish critic/playwright (Green Goddess), dies at 68

1929-01-07

Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77

1929-06-25

Georges Courteline [Moineaux], French playwright, dies

1929-07-15

Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, playwright/poet, dies

1929-09-12

Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (b. 1865)

1931-11-03

Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Peaske), dies at 60

1932-05-22

Lady Augusta, [Isabella Gregory], playwright (Gold Apple), dies at 80

1932-09-05

Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)

1935-01-06

George P Baker, US playwright (Dramatic Technique), dies at 68

1937-03-25

John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54

1938-07-18

Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright, executed at 35

1939-08-23

Sidney Coe Howard, playwright (Silver Cord, Pulitzer 1925), dies at 48

1942-02-02

Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (b. 1905)

1942-11-03

Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Trousers, Snob), dies at 64

1943-04-25

Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko, playwright/director, dies

1943-05-24

Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84

1944-05-16

George Ade, US novelist/playwright (Counsel Widow), dies at 78

1945-02-16

Rudolf Vornlund, Swedish playwright (Upproret), dies at 45

1945-06-04

Georg Kaiser, playwright, dies at 66

1946-06-28

Eduard Veterman, Dutch painter/playwright, dies in an auto accident

1947-12-07

Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (b. 1866)

1953-11-27

Eugene O'Neill, playwright (Nobel 1936), dies in Boston at 65

1954-07-14

Jacinto Benavente y Martinez, Spanish playwright, dies at 87

1955-02-23

Paul Claudel, French poet/playwright (L'otage), dies at 86

1957-07-24

Sacha Guitry, actor/playwright/director (Lovers & Thieves), dies at 72

1958-05-16

Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright, dies at 49

1958-07-04

Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam), dies at 79

1958-08-22

Roger Martin du Gard, novelist/playwright, dies

1958-10-29

Zoe Akins, American playwright (b. 1886)

1961-03-06

Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright/director of Tivoli, dies at 59

1961-06-02

George S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72

1962-01-20

Robinson Jeffers, poet/playwright (Dear Judas), dies at 75

1963-02-02

Herman Bouber, [Blom], actor/playwright (Bluejackets), dies at 77

1963-08-14

Clifford Odets, US playwright (Golden Boy), dies at 57

1963-09-21

Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (b. 1899)

1964-04-18

Ben Hecht, playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71

1964-09-18

Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (The Plough and the Stars), dies at 84

1964-11-24

John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55

1964-11-28

Jan Fabricius, Dutch/English playwright (Dolle Hans), dies at 93

1965-01-12

Lorraine Hansberry, US playwright, dies in NYC, dies at 34

1965-03-28

Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)

1965-05-11

Ludovicus H "Lode" Baekelmans, Flemish playwright, dies at 86

1965-05-12

Roger Vailland, French playwright (La Truite), dies at 57

1966-05-14

Georgia BD Camp Johnson, US poet/playwright, dies at 88

1967-01-16

Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Sage of Kai-Roi), dies at 72

1967-05-08

Elmer Rice, NY playwright/director/novelist, dies at 74

1967-05-22

Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65

1967-08-09

Joe Orton, English actor/playwright (Leaf, Murdered), dies at 34

1967-10-14

Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright (b. 1902)

1968-02-11

Howard Lindsay, US playwright (State of the Union), dies at 78

1968-05-09

Mercedes de Acosta, American poet, playwright, costume designer, and socialite (b. 1893)

1968-09-28

Corry Lievens, Flemish actress/playwright/dir (Blue Bird), dies at 64

1970-02-20

Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (b. 1885)

1970-03-16

Arthur Adamov, Russian/French playwright, dies at 61

1970-03-17

Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Chaud et Frois), dies at 83

1971-06-25

Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright, dies at 88

1973-03-26

Noel Coward, English playwright (Private Letters), dies at 73

1973-05-04

Jane Bowles, American writer and playwright, dies at 56

1973-06-10

William M Inge, US playwright (Come Back Little Sheba), dies at 60

1973-08-13

Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch playwright (Arid Earth), dies at 75

1977-01-18

Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80

1977-02-09

Denys Amiel, French dramatist/playwright (Le mouton noir), dies at 92

1977-11-30

Terrence Rattigan, British writer and playwright (b. 1911)

1979-06-08

Herb Polesie, producer/playwright (20 Questions), dies at 79

1979-11-13

Dimitris Psathas, Greek playwright (b. 1907)

1980-12-21

Marc Connelly, playwright (One Minute Please), dies at 90

1981-03-31

Enid Bagnold, British playwright (b. 1889)

1982-05-10

Peter Weiss, German playwright (Marat-Sade), dies at 65

1983-02-25

Tennessee Williams, US playwright and writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71

1984-03-12

Arnold Ridley, playwright/actor, dies at 88

1984-06-30

Lillian Hellman, playwright, (Little Foxes), dies at 79

1985-04-01

Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)

1985-10-08

Ricardo Bacchelli, playwright/poet (Il malino del Po), dies at 94

1987-10-03

Jean Anouilh, French playwright (Ball of the Voleurs), dies at 77

1988-02-28

Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanese playwright, dies at 99

1988-06-16

Miguel Piñero, Puerto Rican playwright, actor, and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. (b. 1946)

1988-07-10

Errol John, playwright, dies at 63

1988-10-09

Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Louis Pasteur), dies at 84

1990-11-24

Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896)

1991-05-23

Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money), dies

1991-05-26

Tom Eyen, playwright (Dreamgirls), dies of cardiac arrest at 50

1991-09-07

Archie N Menzies, playwright/composer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87

1991-10-29

Donald Churchill, playwright, dies of heart attack at 60

1992-01-09

William JF "Bill" Naughton, Irish/Brit playwright (Alfie), dies at 81

1992-08-13

Bill Elverman, playwright/actor (After Hours), dies at 40

1992-09-19

Frederick Combs, playwright/director, dies of AIDS at 57

1992-12-12

Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)

1993-01-18

Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies

1994-01-01

Werner Schwab, Austrian playwright (Female Presidents), dies at 35

1994-03-14

Abdelkader Alloula, Algerian playwright, murdered

1994-03-28

Eugene Ionesco, playwright (Rhinoceros, Bald Soprano), dies at 84

1994-08-08

Leonid Leonov, Russian playwright (Russky Lesson), dies at 95

1994-08-08

Leonid Maksimovich Leonov, novelist/Playwright, dies at 94

1994-12-04

Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Peruvian playwright, dies at 66

1994-12-24

John James Osborne, playwright, dies at 65

1994-12-24

John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Luther), dies at 65

1995-01-06

Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Dutch playwright/director (Pinter), dies at 81

1995-01-23

Ken Hill, playwright/director, dies at 57

1995-01-23

Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright, dies at 75

1995-01-31

George Abbott, playwright/actor/producer (Damn Yankees), dies at 105

1995-02-14

Michael Vincent Gazzo, US actor/playwright (Godfather 2), dies at 71

1995-02-21

Robert Bolt, Brit playwright (Doctor Zhivago, Bounty), dies at 70

1995-03-16

Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 95

1995-03-20

Sidney Kingsley, US playwright (Pulitzer prize 1934), dies at 88

1995-06-07

Joseph Tomelty, actor/playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick), dies at 84

1995-08-20

Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist, dies at 64

1996-02-09

Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (3 Weeks), dies at 86

1996-05-31

Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker, dies at 80

1996-06-11

Lonne Elder, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 69

1996-07-01

Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright, dies at 53

1996-08-05

Frank Ulrich Marcus, playwright/critic, dies at 68

1996-08-13

W Gordon Smith, playwright, dies at 67

1996-11-16

George Byatt, playwright, dies at 73

1996-11-16

Jack Popplewell, composer/playwright, dies at 87

1997-08-25

Robert Pinget, novelist/Playwright, dies at 78

1998-10-28

James Goldman, American screenwriter/playwright (The Lion in Winter) dies of a heart attack at 71

1999-02-20

Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971)

1999-03-16

Gratien Gélinas, Quebec playwright and director (b. 1909)

2001-05-13

Jason Miller, American playwright (b. 1939)

2001-07-24

Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)

2002-01-11

Henri Verneuil, French playwright and film director (b. 1920)

2002-10-23

Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (b. 1915)

2003-04-20

Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress (b. 1908)

2003-09-25

Herb Gardner, American playwright (b. 1934)

2004-02-29

Jerome Lawrence, American playwright (b. 1915)

2005-02-10

Arthur Miller, American playwright, dies at 89

2005-06-30

Christopher Fry, English playwright (The Lady's Not for Burning), dies at 97

2005-10-02

August Wilson, American playwright (b. 1945)

2006-05-17

Cy Feuer, American playwright (b. 1911)

2006-08-16

Alex Buzo, Australian playwright and author (b. 1944)

2006-10-16

Lister Sinclair, Canadian broadcaster and playwright (b. 1921)

2006-10-30

Junji Kinoshita, Japanese playwright (b. 1914)

2007-01-30

Sidney Sheldon, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1917)

2007-11-21

Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (b. 1921)

2007-12-24

Akbar Radi, Iranian dramatist and playwright (b. 1939)

2008-05-19

Vijay Tendulkar, Indian playwright, (b. 1928)

2008-12-24

Harold Pinter, British playwright (b. 1930)

2009-03-04

Horton Foote, American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Academy Award-winning screenwriter (b. 1916)

2009-11-06

Ron Sproat, American TV writer and playwright (b. 1932)

2010-01-21

Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)

2010-06-25

Alan Plater, English playwright (b. 1935)

2010-10-24

Joseph Stein, American playwright (b. 1912)

2011-02-16

Justinas Marcinkevičius, Lithuanian poet and playwright (b. 1930)

2011-05-26

Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author and playwright (b. 1920)

2011-11-19

Michael Hastings, British playwright, dies at 74

2012-01-05

Frederica Maas, American playwright and screenwriter, dies at 111

2012-03-28

John Arden, English novelist/playwright, dies at 81

2012-07-27

R G Armstrong, American actor and playwright, dies at 95

2013-08-30

Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature)

2016-04-13

Sir Arnold Wesker, British playwright, dies aged 83

2016-06-08

'Amadeus' playwright Peter Shaffer dies aged 90

2016-06-08

'Equus' and 'Amadeus' playwright Peter Shaffer dies aged 90

2016-09-17

Pulitzer-winning playwright Edward Albee dies at 88

2016-09-17

Pulitzer-winning playwright Edward Albee dies at 88

2016-10-18

Love Story playwright Stephen Clark dies aged 55

2017-03-18

Nobel laureate, poet and playwright Derek Walcott dies aged 87

2017-05-02

'Genius' playwright and speechwriter Michael Gurr dies aged 55

2017-06-27

Bran Nue Dae playwright dies, aged 69

2017-07-05

Playwright Heathcote Williams dies aged 75

2017-08-01

Sam Shepard, actor and playwright, dies at age 73

2017-08-14

Actor, Director, Playwright Joe Bologna Dies at Age 82

2017-09-02

Playwright Ann Jellicoe dies aged 90


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