Famous Playwrights

The Most Famous Playwrights

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
August WilsonApril 27, 1945AmericanAugust Wilson is a Pulitzer Prize winning play writer, who is known to have authored the ten play series, The Pittsburgh Cycle
J. B. PriestleySeptember 13, 1894BritishJ.B
Tennessee WilliamsMarch 26, 1911AmericanTennessee Williams was one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century
James ThurberDecember 8, 1894AmericanJames Thurber was an American author, journalist and cartoonist, famously known for his short stories and cartoons in ‘The New Yorker’ magazine
William MaughamJanuary 25, 1874BritishWilliam Maugham was an English playwright, writer and novelist
Robert BrowningMay 7, 1812BritishRobert Browning was a famous English poet and playwright
Neil SimonJuly 4, 1927AmericanNeil Simon was an American playwright and screenwriter
Edna St. Vincent MillayFebruary 22, 1892AmericanEdna St
A.P. HerbertSeptember 24, 1890BritishAlan Patrick Herbert was an English humorist, novelist, law reform activist
Alphonse DaudetMay 13, 1840FrenchAlphonse Daudet is a renowned novelist from France with more than three dozen works of literature to his credit
Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright

FrenchMay 20, 1799124 views

Neil Simon

Neil Simon was an American playwright and screenwriter

AmericanJuly 4, 1927150 views

August Wilson

August Wilson is a Pulitzer Prize winning play writer, who is known to have authored the ten play series, The Pittsburgh Cycle

AmericanApril 27, 1945692 views

Alphonse Daudet

Alphonse Daudet is a renowned novelist from France with more than three dozen works of literature to his credit

FrenchMay 13, 1840129 views

P G Wodehouse

P G Wodehouse was an English playwright and author

BritishOctober 15, 188190 views

James Thurber

James Thurber was an American author, journalist and cartoonist, famously known for his short stories and cartoons in ‘The New Yorker’ magazine

George M. Cohan

George Cohan was an entertainer, actor and songwriter who is known for his songs ‘Over There’ and ‘I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy’

AmericanJuly 3, 1878102 views

Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers biography highlights his life that made him the pantheon of American Broadway music

AmericanJune 28, 1902117 views

Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams was one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century

AmericanMarch 26, 1911244 views