Famous playwrights, dramatists

 

Famous playwrights, dramatists, a website directory
Playwright directories and databases

British Theatre Guide
British Theatre Guide, a site for theater news, latest performance and new plays.

Classical playwrights, plays; a guide to websites.

A contemporary playwrights web index.
The Open Directory Project.


Doollee.com
A free online guide to modern playwrights and theatre plays which have been written in or translated into English since the production of Look Back in Anger in 1956.

Elizabethan plays and playwrights.
A site dedicated to providing information about Elizabethan plays and playwrights.


National Theatre, U.K.

19th Century playwrights web index.
The Open Directory Project.

The Playwrights Center (US)
For writers seeking artistic and professional support.

Playwrights, dramatists name indexes *

American playwrights and plays.
Theatre History

British playwrights and plays. 
Theatre History

Contemporary playwrights web index. 
The Open Directory Project

French playwrights web index.
Wikipedia

18th Century playwrights web index.
The Open Directory Project.

19th Century playwrights web index.
The Open Directory Project.

Playwrights of Ancient Greece to playwrights of the 20th Century. 
The Open Directory Project

Playwights on the Web.
Name index, noticeboard, E-zine, Playwrights’ Forum.

Wikipedia entries on playwrights.

The Playwrights’ Center
The Playwrights’ Center is America’s premier incubator of new work for the
stage, and the nation’s most powerful resource for playwrights.

The Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco

The Playwrights Foundation of America

Young Playwrights Org
For those 18 years old or younger interested in playwriting.

Famous playwrights *

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Ayckbourn, Allan

Ayckbourn, Allan. Alan Ayckbourn. Wikipedia entry.

Artaud, Antonin

Antonin Artaud Wikipedia entry.
Antonin Artaud. The Poetry Foundation

Beckett, Samuel

Beckett, Samuel. Samuel Beckett Endpage.
A Samuel Beckett website. The Samuel Beckett Society
The Beckett International Foundation
A Piece of Monologue: Index page dedicated to Beckett’s life and work
Samuel Beckett. Lacan. Slavoj Zizek
Samuel Beckett, Wikipedia entry.
Beckett on Film
Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot, a video of the production by Samuel Becket. YouTube
Rough for Radio I (Audio)
Rough for Radio II (Audio)

Cascando (Audio)
Embers (Audio)

Act Without Words I
 

Bennett, Alan

Bennett, Alan. Alan Bennett. Wikipedia entry.
Alan Bennett. BFI Screenonline
Alan Bennett. The Guardian, news and comment.
Alan Bennett. British Council Literature
The truth behind the History Boys. The Telegraph

Berkoff, Steven

Berkoff, Stephen. Stephen Berkoff short biography.

Brecht, Bertold

Bertolt Brecht
The International Bertolt Brecht Society Homepage
Bertolt Brecht. Wikipedia entry.
Brecht’s works in English: A bibliography.
The Brecht Yearbook

C

Chekov, Anton P

Chekov, Anton P. Anton Chekov web sites. Theatre Database
Chekov biography. Theatre History
Chekhov plays online. Ebooks
The Cherry Orchard (in the original Russian)
Project Gutenberg eTexts, English translations of several Chekov plays,
including Cherry Orchard. An English version of the play.
Anton Chekhov, Wiikipedia entry.

Churchill, Caryl

Caryl Churchill
Caryl Churchill. Wikipedia entry.

Cocteau, Jean

Jean Cocteau biography, bibliography, a filmography, movie stills and selected quotations. 
Jean Cocteau.
A look at Jean Cocteau‘s Orphic Trilogy and a brief profile.
Jean Cocteau, Wikipedia entry.

Coward, Sir Noel

A Noel Coward Tribute Page. Noel Coward biography, Noel Coward quotes, performances, bibliography, photos.

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Dürrenmatt, Friedrich

Dürrenmatt, Friedrich. Friedrich Dürrenmatt, an introduction and bibliography.
Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Wikipedia
Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel
A Durrenmatt home page from The University of Chicago Press.

F

Frayn, Michael

Heisenberg and the Uncertainty Principle
Michael Frayn. The British Council website.
Michael Frayn. Wikipedia entry.
Michael Frayn. The Guardian, articles and essays.

G

Genet, Jean

Jean Genet Wikipedia entry.
Jean Genet. Patrice Bougon:
academic research, symposium on Jean Genet. Société des Amis et Lecteurs de Genet

Hare, David

David Hare, a biography.
David Hare, Wikipedia entry.

Ibsen, Henrick

Henrik Ibsen web page. Ibsen plays, links, stage history.
The Ibsen Society of America Official Website
Ibsen Studies, an international academic journal devoted to Ibsen.
Online course by Ibsen scholar Brian Johnston author of The Ibsen Cycle and To the Third Empire: Ibsen’s Early Drama
Ibsen.
An extensive resource on Henrick Ibsen, from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ibsen. Works by or about Henrik Ibsen atInternet Archive. Scanned books, original editions, illustrated.
Ibsen Voyages
A scholarly blog concerbed with the dramatic structure of Ibsen’s plays.
Henrik Ibsen. Online works at at Project Gutenberg.
When We Dead Awaken
A Doll’s House
Hedda Garbler
The Master Builder

Ionesco, Eugene

Ionesco, Eugene. Eugene Ionesco. Biography plus links to all of his works currently in print. 
Eugene Ionesco at infoplease.com

M

Middleton, Thomas

Thomas Middleton. Works, life, essays, books.
Thomas Middleton. The plays of Thomas Middleton.
Thomas Middleton. Wikipedia entry.

Moliere, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

Molière. Works by Moliere at Project Gutenberg
Molière’s works online. Tout Moliere.net
Molière. Site Moliere
Moliere’s Verses Plays

O

O’Neill, Eugene Gladstone

Eugene O’Neill. Wikipedia entry.
Eugene O’Neill
Eugene O’Neill. Nobel Prize Archive
About Eugene O’Neill. PBS
Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site
Eugene O’Neill. IMDb
Eugene O’Neill. An introduction
Eugene O’Neill News. The New York Times

Osborne, John

John Osborne. Wikipedia, entry.

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Pinter, Harold

The Harold Pinter Webpage
Harold Pinter.
Wikipedia entry on Harold Pinter.
Harold Pinter Nobel Prize Lecture

Pirandello, Luigi

Luigi Pirandello. Biography by the Nobel Foundation. 
Pirandello. ClassicNotes: Henry IV 
Pirandello. ClassicNotes: Six Characters in Search of an Author

Priestley, J. B.

J B Priestley. A complete guide to the playwright. Plays, theatres, agent
J.B. Priestley Archive, Library, University of Bradford
JB Priestley. The Guardian
An Inspector Calls
Wikipedia

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Rattigan, Terence

Terence Rattigan. Wikipedia entry.
Terence Rattigan, a dedicated website.
Terence Rattigan. IMDb
The fall and rise of Terence Rattigan. The Telegraph
Terence Rattigan. The Guardian

Sartre, Jean-Paul

No Exit, text in English.

Shaffer, Peter

Peter Shaffer, Wikipedia entry.

Shakespeare, William

See also:Shakespeare
William Shakespeare Oxford Society homepage. Information, life, resources, articles.

Shepherd, Sam

Sam Shepherd, Wikipedia entry.
Sam Shepherd Web Site

Stoppard, (Sir) Tom

Tom Stoppard, biography and background.
Tom Stoppard, Wikipedia entry.
Tom Stoppard. Guardian interview.
Tom Stoppard.
Tom Stoppard: an information page from British Council Literature
Tom Stoppard. Wikipedia
Tom Stoppard interview. The Telegraph
Tom Stoppard. The Guardian interview.

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Wesker, Sir Arnold

Sir Arnold Wesker

Williams, Tennesse

Tennessee Williams, Wikipedia entry.
Tennessee Williams at the Internet Broadway Database
Tennessee Williams at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
A Streetcar Named Desire: Study Guide
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Tennessee Williams biography.
American Experience on PBS.
Tennessee Williams: An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center
Tennessee Williams Collection. University of Mississippi




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