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noun as in person who writes for the theater

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As the ancient playwright Aeschylus wrote, “Wisdom comes alone through suffering.”

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One of these programs that had to shape and provide a space for actors to hone their craft and for playwrights to get their works done.

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I think of playwrights as people who think about not only what has happened but what could happen.

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Much like the IRL her once was, the film’s Radha is a struggling playwright-turned-arts teacher to pay the bills who gets another shot at possibly making it to Broadway.

The three-month online series of performances featured theater works, written by homebound playwrights and recorded by sheltering actors.

Larry Kramer, the renowned activist and playwright, was invited to talk after a last minute cancelation.

But there was also curly-haired Queen guitarist Brian May and playwright Tom Stoppard.

I walked up to Muehl along with another Brit, the playwright, Heathcote Williams.

Playwright Terence McNally updated his 1982 play with freshly satiric references.

Molière, the playwright, is said to have been buried on site.

The Shrewsbury playwright was Thomas Ashton the first master of the grammar school.

He refused to call on Wycherly "the gentleman," as Wycherly insisted, but was glad to meet Wycherly the playwright.

Though best known as a playwright she has written interesting verse.

I have often told Lyle that if he had not been a detective he would have made a great success as a poet, or a playwright.

There is a value in novelty, provided it is rightly used, which is an important aid to the playwright or scenic artist.


On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to playwright, such as: author, dramatist, librettist, scenarist, tragedian, and writer.

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