List of notable playwrights

George Abbot
Kjeld Abell
Marcel Achard
Herbert Achternbusch
Adam de la Halle
Arthur Adamov
Joseph Addison
George Ade
Aeschylus,
Aleksandr Nikolayevich Afinogenov
Agathon
Demetrio Aguilera-Malta
Leopold Ahlsen
Ama Ata Aidoo
Étienne Aignan
George L. Aiken
Zoe Akins
Vasily Pavlovich Aksyonov
Juan Ruiz de Alarcón y Mendoza
Edward Albee
Rafael Alberti
James Albery
Vasile Alecsandri
Alonso Alegría
Vittorio Alfieri
William Alfred
Jay Presson Allen
Alejandro Rodriguez Alvarez {redirect to Alejandro Casona}
Serafin and Joaquin Alvarez Quintero
Andrei Alekseevich Amalrik
Franco Ambriz Brooklyn, New York
Angelo Ambrogini {redirect to Angelo Poliziano}
Denis Amiel
Jane Anderson
Maxwell Anderson
Bo Anderson
Robert W. Anderson
Jorge Andrade
Stefan Andres
Leonid Andreyev
Lucius Livius Andronicus
Innokenty Fyodorovich Annensky
Jean Anouilh
S. Ansky *Russian language and Yiddish language*
Camillo Antona-Traversi
Giannino Antona-Traversi
Ludwig Anzengruber
Guillaume Apollinaire
Aleksei Nikolaevich Arbuzov
Manuel José Arce
William Archibald
Jane Arden
John Arden
Arthur Arent
Pietro Aretino
Ludovico Ariosto
Aristophanes,
Roberto Arlt
Georges Arnaud
Carlos Arniches y Barrera
Alexandre Arnoux
Fernando Arrabal
Francisco Arriví
Antón Arrufat
Antonin Artaud
Sholem Asch *Yiddish language*
Werner Aspenstrom
Aubignac {redirect to François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac}
David Auburn
W. H. Auden
Jacques Audiberti
Emile Augier
Arkady Timofeevich Averchenko
Máximo Avilés-Blonda
George Axelrod
Lilly Axster
Mulat Ayalneh
Alan Ayckbourn
Philip Ayckbourn
Marcel Aymé
Jacob Ayrer
Leslie Ayvazian
Isaak Emmanuilovich Babel *Russian language and Yiddish language*
Ingeborg Bachmann
Giuseppe Baffico
Bianca Bagatourian
Enid Bagnold
Hermann Bahr
George Pierce Baker
John Lloyd Balderston
James Baldwin
John Bale
Honoré de Balzac
Francisco Antonio Bances y López-Candamo
Théodore de Banville
Imamu Amiri Baraka
Girolamo Bargagli
Pierre Barillet
Howard Barker
James Nelson Barker
Ernst Barlach
Peter Barnes
J. M. Barrie
Jeff Baron
Mike Bartlett
Philip Barry
Gabriel Barylli
Peter Basch
Todd Bash
Enrico Bassano
Henri Bataille
Wolfgang Bauer
L. Frank Baum
Terry Baum
Bahram Bayzaee
Clifford Bax
Richard Bean
Pierre de Beaumarchais
Francis Beaumont
Jim Beaver
Ulrich Becher
Frawley Becker
Jürgen Becker
Jurek Becker
Samuel Beckett *English language and French language*
Henry Becque
Richard Beer-Hofmann
Brendan Behan
Aphra Behn
S. N. Behrman
David Belasco
Feo Belcari
Wendy Belden
T. James Belich
Jean Bellemère {redirect to Jean Sarment}
Luis de Belmonte y Bermúdez
Jacinto Benavente
Sem Benelli
Gottfried Benn
Alan Bennett
Arnold Bennett
Angelo Beolco
Hjalmar Bergman
Alan Berks
Jean-Jacques Bernard
Tristan Bernard
Jean Bernard-Luc
Henry Bernstein
Georges Berr
Carlo Bertolazzi
Kurt Besci
Rudolph Besier
Lucien Besnard
Ugo Betti
Bernardo Dovizio da Bibbiena
Isaac Bickerstaffe
Sieur de Bigot {redirect to Jean Palaprat}
François Billetdoux
Richard Billinger
André Birabeau
Robert Montgomery Bird
Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Lewis Black
August Blanche
Marc Blitzstein
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
Augusto Boal
Eric Bogosian
George H. Boker
Robert Bolt
Valentino Bompiani
Francesco Augusto Bon
Edward Bond
Massimo Bontempelli
Clare Boothe
Wolfgang Borchert
Dion Boucicault
Jacques Bouralan {redirect to Jacques Deval}
Édouard Bourdet
Edme Boursault
John Griffith Bowen
Warren Bowles
William Boyle
Oskar Braaten
Roberto Bracco
Suzanne Bradbeer
Vitaliano Brancati
Thomas Brasch
Volker Braun
Bertolt Brecht
Gerbrand Adriaensz. Bredero
Howard Brenton
Manuel Bretón de los Herreros
James Bridie
Eugène Brieux
Harold Brighouse
Hermann Broch
Max Brod *German language*
Richard Brome
Arnolt Bronnen
Kent R. Brown
Robert Browning
Ferdinand Bruckner
Christine Brückner
David-Augustin de Brueys
Nathan Bruhn
Giordano Bruno
Alfred Brust
Georg Büchner
Duke of Buckingham {redirect to George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham}
Antonio Buero Vallejo
Oliver Bukowski
Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov
Edward Bullins
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Michelangelo Buonarotti, the Younger
Waldfried Burggraf {redirect to Friedrich Forster}
John Burkhardt
Leo Butler England
Enrico Annibale Butti
George Gordon Byron
Henry James Byron
Gaston de Caillavet
Hall Caine
Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Daniel Call
Sheila Callaghan
Joaquín Calvo-Sotelo
Marc Camoletti
Bartley Campbell
David Campton
Albert Camus
Carlos Canales
Elias Canetti
Veza Canetti
José de Cañizares
Cao Yu
Karel Capek
Luigi Capuana
Alfred Capus
Ion Luca Caragiale
Louis Carette {redirect to Félicien Marceau}
Annibale Caro
Alice Caroline
Paul Vincent Carroll
Jim Cartwright
Alberto Casella
Alejandro Casona
Guillén de Castro y Bellvís
Enrico Cavacchioli
Giovan Maria Cecchi
Susannah Centlivre
Miguel de Cervantes
George Chapman
Charlotte Charke
Mary Coyle Chase
Klaus Chatten
P. J. Chapsky
Paddy Chayefsky
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Andrew Cherry
Luigi Chiarelli
Chikamatsu Monzaemon
Hans Chlumberg
Jerome Chodorov
Agatha Christie
David W. Christner
Caryl Churchill
Colley Cibber
Giovanni Battista Cini
Paul Claudel
Jean Cocteau
Antonio Coello y Ochoa
George M. Cohan
Harry Cohen
George Colman the Elder
John Colton
Padraic Colum
Pat Condell
William Congreve
Marc Connelly
Robert Taylor Conrad
Michael Cook
Ray Cooney
Romain Coolus
Jacques Copeau
François Coppée
Pierre Corneille
Thomas Corneille
Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas
Pietro Cossa
Georges Courteline
Noel Coward
Louis O. Coxe
Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon
Michael Cristofer
Francis de Croisset
Fernand Crommelynck *French language*
A. J. Cronin
Rachel Crothers
Russel Crouse
Mart Crowley
John Crowne
Nilo Cruz
Ramón de la Cruz
Gergely Csíky
Franz Theodor Csokor
Álvaro Cubillo de Aragón
Juan de la Cueva
Richard Cumberland
E. E. Cummings
François de Curel
Stephen Currens
Stig Dagerman
George Dalton
Augustin Daly
Florent Carton Dancourt
Clemence Dane
Gabriele D'Annunzio
Alphonse Daudet
William Davenant
Robertson Davies
Jack Davis
Ossie Davis
Owen Davis
Roxann Dawson
Frederic Lansing Day
April De Angelis
Eduardo De Filippo
Thomas Dekker
Shelagh Delaney
Casimir-Jean-François Delavigne
Barbu Delavrancea
Giambattista Della Porta
Federico Della Valle
Merrill Denison
Lucien Descaves
Jean Desmaretz de Saint-Sorlin
Sugathapala de Silva
Philippe Néricault Destouches
Jacques Deval
Juan Bautista Diamante
Lydia R. Diamond
Joaquín Dicenta y Benedicto
Denis Diderot
Steven Dietz
Salvatore Di Giacomo
Tony DiMurro
Joe diPietro
Madge Dishman
Ludovico Dolce
Maurice Donnay
Ariel Dorfman
Earl of Dorset {redirect to Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset}
Tankred Dorst
Stuart Draper
Michael Drayton
Alex Dremann
John Drinkwater
John Dryden
Marin Drzic
Marcel Dubé *French language*
Charles Rivière Dufresny
Roger Martin du Gard {redirect to Martin du Gard, Roger}
Alexandre Dumas, fils
Alexandre Dumas, père
D Underbelly
William Dunlap
Marc Dunn
Nell Dunn
Philip Dunning
Lord Dunsany
Christopher Durang
Marguerite Duras
Friedrich Dürrenmatt *German language*
Pierre Du Ryer
Jean Dutourd
Henri Duvernois
José Echegaray
David Edgar
Margaret Edson
Erik Ehn
Günter Eich
Baron Joseph von Eichendorff
T. S. Eliot
Gundi Ellert
Juan del Encina
Will Eno
Nick Enright
Eve Ensler
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Brad Erickson
Paul Ernst
St. John Ervine
George Etherege
Solomon Ettinger *Hebrew language and Yiddish language*
Euripides
Diego Fabbri
Émile Fabre
Michael Fackelmann
George Farquhar
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
René Fauchois
Todd Faulkenberry
Jules Feiffer
Ludwig Fels
Dan Fenton
Edna Ferber
Roger Ferdinand {redirect to Roger-Ferdinand}
Lucas Fernández
Luis Fernández Ardavín
Leandro Fernández de Moratín
Nicolás Fernández de Moratín
Bob Jude Ferrante
Paolo Ferrari
Leo Ferrero
Lion Feuchtwanger
Georges Feydeau
Nathan Field
Henry Fielding
Joseph Fields
Alex Finlayson
Clyde Fitch
George Fitzmaurice
Gustave Flaubert
Martin Flavin
David Fleisher
James Elroy Flecker
Marieluise Fleisser
Justin Fleming
Robert de Flers
John Fletcher
Lucille Fletcher
Dario Fo
Antonio Fogazzaro
Rick Fonté
Denis Ivanovich Fonvizin
Horton Foote
Samuel Foote
John Ford
Maria Irene Fornes
Lars Forssell
Friedrich Forster
Ugo Foscolo
Amy Fox
Bruno Frank
Leonhard Frank
Ian Fraser
Michael Frayn
Aleksander Fredro
David French
Gustav Freytag
Erich Fried
Alan Foster Friedman
Bruce Jay Friedman
Brian Friel
Ketti Frings
Max Frisch
Christopher Fry
Franz Fuehmann
Athol Fugard
Ulpian Fulwell
Derek Alan Fuzzell
Jeremy Gable
Christoph Gahl
Zona Gale
Ferdinando Galiani
John Galsworthy
Simon Gantillon
Vicente Antonio García de la Huerta
Antonio García Gutiérrez
Federico García Lorca
Robert Garnier
David Garrick
George Gascoigne
Armand Gatti
Natalie Gaupp
John Gay
Michael V. Gazzo
Jack Gelber
Gratien Gélinas *French language*
Jean Genet
Paul Géraldy
Katharina Gericke
Esther Gerritsen
Joel Gersmann
Alice Gerstenberg
Heinrich Wilhelm von Gerstenberg
Landen Gessell
Elke Geurts
Michel de Ghelderode *French language*
Henri Ghéon
Gherardo Gherardi
Paolo Giacometti
Giuseppe Giacosa
Gigio Artemio Giancarli
Donato Giannotti
William Gibson
David Gieselmann
Kathie Lee Gifford
W. S. Gilbert
William Gillette
Frank D. Gilroy
Antonio Gil y Zárate
José Antonio Giménez Arnau y Gran
Jean Giono
Silvio Giovaninetti
Giambattista Giraldi Cinthio
Giovanni Giraud
Jean Giraudoux
Vincenzo Giusti
Susan Glaspell
John Godber
Kermi Goell
Reinhard Goering
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Ruth and Augustus Goetz
Curt Goetz
Nikolay Vasilyevich Gogol
Abraham Haim Lipke Goldfaden *Hebrew language and Yiddish language*
James Goldman
Carlo Goldoni
Oliver Goldsmith
Ivan Goll
Witold Gombrowicz *Polish language*
Jules Eckert Goodman
Frances Goodrich
Jacob Gordin *Russian language and Yiddish language*
Ruth Gordon
Charles Gordone
Maxim Gorky
Abraham Dov Ber Gottlober *Hebrew language and Yiddish language*
Johann Christoph Gottsched
Olympe de Gouges
David Gow
Carlo Gozzi
Christian Dietrich Grabbe
Ed Graczyk
Duncan Graham
David Marshall Grant
Marsha L. Grant
Harley Granville-Barker
Jörg Graser
Günter Grass
Jacinto Grau Delgado
Simon Gray
Antonio Francesco Grazzini
Jean-Pierre Grédy
Julien Green *French language*
Paul Green
Richard Greenberg
Graham Greene
Robert Greene
Lady Augusta Gregory
David Greig
Jean-Baptiste Louis Gresset
Tom Griffin
Trevor Griffiths
Franz Grillparzer
Alan Gross
Jim Grover
Andreas Gryphius
John Guare
Sacha Guitry
Sachin Gupta
A.R. Gurney
Karl Ferdinand Gutzkow
Peter Hacks
Ruth Hale
Adam de la Halle
Peter Handke
William Hanley
Lorraine Hansberry
Haseena Moin - Pakistan
Ernst Hardt
David Hare
Moss Hart
Fred Harvey
Jonathan Harvey
Walter Hasenclever
Jeffrey Hatcher
Gerhart Hauptmann
Václav Havel
Friedrich Hebbel
Peter Hedges
Lillian Hellman
Beth Henley
Nigel Heseltine
Dorothy Hewett
John Heywood
Wolfgang Hildesheimer
Shawn Hirabayashi
Prince Hoare
Rolf Hochhuth
Fritz Hochwaelder
Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Darcy Hogan
Ludvig Holberg
Michael Hollinger
Rupert Holmes
Ödön von Horváth
Sidney Howard
Tina Howe
Frank Howson
John-Michael Howson
Hroswitha of Gandersheim
Dusty Hughes
Langston Hughes
Victor Hugo
Maureen Hunter
Henrik Ibsen
Almir Imsirevic
William Inge
Eugène Ionesco
Roger Iverson
David Ives
Naomi Iizuka
Alfred Jarry
Elfriede Jelinek
Douglas William Jerrold
Christopher John
Terry Johnson
Denis Johnston
Ben Jonson
James Joyce
Jaimie Martin
Georg Kaiser
Kalidasa
Sarah Kane
Girish Karnad
George S. Kaufman
Moisés Kaufman
John B. Keane
Joseph Kesselring
Thomas Kilroy
Sidney Kingsley
Heinrich von Kleist
Friedrich Maximilian Klinger
Václav Kliment Klicpera
Alexander Kluge
Frederick Knott
Oskar Kokoschka
Harry Kondoleon
Karl König
Allan Stewart Konigsberg
Bernard Kops
August von Kotzebue
Karl Kraus
Helmut Krausser
Franz Xaver Kroetz
Nestor Kukolnik
Rick Kunzi
Hanif Kureishi
Tony Kushner
Thomas Kyd
Neil LaBute
Jun Lana
Jonathon Larson
Miklos Laszlo ,
Else Lasker-Schüler
Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Reinhard Lettau
Ira Levin
Saunders Lewis
Nell Leyshon
David Lindsay-Abaire
Romulus Linney
Kenneth Lonergan
Stephen Lowe
Craig Lucas
Clare Boothe Luce
Charles Ludlam
Ken Ludwig
Otto Ludwig
Ewan MacColl
Michael MacLennan
Wendy MacLeod
George Macropedius,
Ellen McLaughlin
Carlo Maria Maggi, *Insubric language*
Monica Malek-Yonan
Rosie Malek-Yonan
David Mamet,
Klaus Mann
William Marchant, ,
Donald Margulies
Pierre de Marivaux
Christopher Marlowe,
Jane Martin
William Somerset Maugham
Vladimir Mayakovsky
Joey Mayberry
Marius von Mayenburg
Martin McDonagh,
Frank McGuinness
Sally McLean
Terrence McNally,
Mark Medoff
Charles L. Mee
Menander
David Mercer
George Middleton
Thomas Middleton
Arthur Miller,
Willy Millowitsch
Octave Mirbeau
Molière,
Jose Zorrilla y Moral
Félix Morisseau-Leroy ,
Melvyn Morrow
Ralph Morse
John Mortimer
Tad Mosel
Itamar Moses
Dimitrios Mpogris , ,
Sean Muir
Heiner Müller
Kaj Munk
Thomas Murphy
Tommy Murphy
Robert Musil
Mohan Rakesh
Richard Nelson
Johann Nestroy
Anthony Neilson
Peter Nichols
William Nicholson
Marsha Norman
Lynn Nottage
János Nyíri
Dan O'Brien
Michael O'Brien
Sean O'Casey
Eugene O'Neill
Gerlinde Obermeier
Clifford Odets
Bolaji Odofin
Han Ong
Joe Orton
John Osborne
Peter Oswald
Rochelle Owens
Ralph Pape
Suzan-Lori Parks
Angelo Parra
John Patrick
Tyler Perry
Arthur Wing Pinero
Harold Pinter
Luigi Pirandello
Plautus
Ulrich Plenzdorf
Sharon Pollock
Will Power
Stanislaw Przybyszewski
J. B. Priestley
Alexander Pushkin
Ariel Pytrell
Narciso Pimentel, Jr.
Philippe Quinault
David Rabe
Jean Racine
Ferdinand Raimund
Jonathan Rand
Adam Rapp
Lutz Rathenow
Terence Rattigan
James Reaney
Yasmina Reza
Erwin Riess
Lawrence Riley
Rainer Maria Rilke
Lennox Robinson
Rony Robinson
Jack Rosenthal
Kenneth G. Ross
Edmond Rostand
Friederike Roth
David Rudkin
Paul Rudnick
Sarah Ruhl
Willy Russell
Partap Sharma
Hans Sachs
Gupta Sachin
Nelly Sachs
Florencio Sánchez
William Saroyan
Jean-Paul Sartre
Robert Schenkkan
Friedrich Schiller
Arno Schmidt
Ron Schnitzius
Arthur Schnitzler
Werner Schwab
Robert Schenkkan
Mary Rohde Scudday
David Sedaris
Seneca the Younger
Janet Silva
Kenneth Jarrett Singleton
Francesca Sanders
Anthony Shaffer
Peter Shaffer,
William Shakespeare,
Ntozake Shange
John Patrick Shanley
George Bernard Shaw
Wallace Shawn
Rob Shearman
Edward Sheldon
Jane Shepard
Sam Shepard
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Jonathan Marc Sherman
R. C. Sherriff
Robert E. Sherwood
George Shiels
Del Shores
Larry Shue
Nicky Silver
Neil Simon
Kenneth Jarrett Singleton
Bernard Slade
Anna Deavere Smith
Charles Smith
Sophocles
Aaron Sorkin
Wole Soyinka
Ron Sparks
Biljana Srbljanovic
Shelagh Stephenson
Tom Stoppard
David Storey
August Stramm
Botho Strauß
August Strindberg
Preston Sturges
Patrick Süskind
Alfred Sutro
Caridad Svich
Jeffrey Sweet
John Millington Synge
George Tabori
Steven Talbot
Jean Tardieu
Henry Taylor
Bernard J. Taylor
Samuel Taylor
Vijay Tendulkar
Terence
Tian Han
Ernest Thompson
Judith Thompson
Ludwig Tieck
Stephen Tobolowsky
Ernst Toller
Colorado Tolston, pseudonym of T. James Belich
Bartolomé de Torres Naharro
Miles Tredinnick
Kurt Tucholsky
Nicholas Udall
Alfred Uhry
Orl Unho
Rodolfo Usigli
Alexander Vampilov
John Vanbrugh
John William Van Druten
Billy Van Zandt
Gil Vicente
Paula Vogel
Carlos von Son
Heinrich Leopold Wagner
Susan Wald
Derek Walcott
Craig Walker
George F. Walker
Naomi Wallace
Martin Walser
Robert Walser
Agnes Walsh
Saadallah Wannous, ,
Dale Wasserman
Wendy Wasserstein
Keith Waterhouse
Harrison Watts
John Webster
Frank Wedekind
Peter Weiss
Edward Crosby Wells
Franz Werfel
Timberlake Wertenbaker
Arnold Wesker
Peter Whelan
John Whiting
Adolf von Wilbrandt
Oscar Wilde
Thornton Wilder
Emlyn Williams
Tennessee Williams
David Williamson
August Wilson
Lanford Wilson
Jaimie-Lee Wise
Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz {Witkacy}
William Wycherley
Charles Wood
William Butler Yeats
Benjamin Yeoh
Chay Yew
Gabriela Zapolska
Paul Zindel
Émile Zola
José Zorrilla
Carl Zuckmayer
Stefan Zweig
Zillur Rahman John