Definition of Dramatist

1. Noun. Someone who writes plays.

Exact synonyms: Playwright
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer
Specialized synonyms: Aeschylus, Albee, Edward Albee, Edward Franklin Albeen, Anderson, Maxwell Anderson, Anouilh, Jean Anouilh, Aristophanes, Barrie, J. M. Barrie, James Barrie, James Matthew Barrie, Sir James Matthew Barrie, Beaumont, Francis Beaumont, Beckett, Samuel Beckett, Bertolt Brecht, Brecht, Calderon, Calderon De La Barca, Pedro Calderon De La Barca, Capek, Karel Capek, Cervantes, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel De Cervantes, Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, Anton Chekhov, Anton Chekov, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich Chekov, Chekhov, Chekov, Congreve, William Congreve, Corneille, Pierre Corneille, Coward, Noel Coward, Sir Noel Pierce Coward, Crouse, Russel Crouse, Cyrano De Bergerac, Savinien Cyrano De Bergerac, Decker, Dekker, Thomas Decker, Thomas Dekker, Dryden, John Dryden, Eliot, T. S. Eliot, Thomas Stearns Eliot, Euripides, Fletcher, John Fletcher, Christopher Fry, Fry, Athol Fugard, Fugard, Frederico Garcia Lorca, Garcia Lorca, Lorca, Genet, Jean Genet, Andre Gide, Andre Paul Guillaume Gide, Gide, Giraudoux, Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux, Jean Giraudoux, Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Carlo Goldoni, Goldoni, Granville-barker, Harley Granville-barker, Hart, Moss Hart, Havel, Vaclav Havel, Christian Friedrich Hebbel, Friedrich Hebbel, Hebbel, Hellman, Lillian Hellman, Hugo, Victor Hugo, Victor-marie Hugo, Henrik Ibsen, Henrik Johan Ibsen, Ibsen, Inge, William Inge, Eugene Ionesco, Ionesco, Ben Jonson, Benjamin Jonson, Jonson, George S. Kaufman, George Simon Kaufman, Kaufman, Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm Von Kleist, Heinrich Von Kleist, Kleist, Kid, Kyd, Thomas Kid, Thomas Kyd, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Lessing, Howard Lindsay, Lindsay, Clare Booth Luce, Luce, Count Maurice Maeterlinck, Maeterlinck, David Mamet, Mamet, Christopher Marlowe, Marlowe, John Marstan, Marstan, Menander, Middleton, Thomas Middleton, Arthur Miller, Miller, Jean-baptiste Poquelin, Moliere, Ferenc Molnar, Molnar, O'casey, Sean O'casey, Clifford Odets, Odets, Eugene Gladstone O'neill, Eugene O'neill, O'neill, John James Osborne, John Osborne, Osborne, Harold Pinter, Pinter, Luigi Pirandello, Pirandello, George Dibdin Pitt, George Dibdin-pitt, George Pitt, Pitt, Plautus, Titus Maccius Plautus, Jean Baptiste Racine, Jean Racine, Racine, Rattigan, Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan, Terence Rattigan, Elmer Leopold Rice, Elmer Reizenstein, Elmer Rice, Rice, Esme Stuart Lennox Robinson, Lennox Robinson, Robinson, Edmond Rostand, Rostand, Jean-paul Sartre, Sartre, Augustin Eugene Scribe, Scribe, Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Seneca, Bard Of Avon, Shakespeare, Shakspere, William Shakespeare, William Shakspere, G. B. Shaw, George Bernard Shaw, Shaw, Sam Shepard, Shepard, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Sheridan, Robert Emmet Sherwood, Sherwood, Marvin Neil Simon, Neil Simon, Simon, Sophocles, Sir Tom Stoppard, Stoppard, Thomas Straussler, Tom Stoppard, August Strindberg, Johan August Strindberg, Strindberg, Edmund John Millington Synge, J. M. Synge, John Millington Synge, Synge, Publius Terentius Afer, Terence, Gabriel Tellez, Tirso De Molina, Peter Alexander Ustinov, Sir Peter Ustinov, Ustinov, Lope De Vega, Lope Felix De Vega Carpio, Vega, John Webster, Webster, Oscar Fingal O'flahertie Wills Wilde, Oscar Wilde, Wilde, Thornton Niven Wilder, Thornton Wilder, Wilder, Tennessee Williams, Thomas Lanier Williams, Williams, William Wycherley, Wycherley, W. B. Yeats, William Butler Yeats, Yeats
Derivative terms: Drama, Drama, Dramatise, Dramatize

Definition of Dramatist

1. n. The author of a dramatic composition; a writer of plays.

Definition of Dramatist

1. Noun. playwright ¹

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Definition of Dramatist

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dramatist

dramatic production
dramatic structure
dramatic structures
dramatic work
dramatis personae
dramatist (current term)

Literary usage of Dramatist

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. European Theories of the Drama: An Anthology of Dramatic Theory and by Barrett Harper Clark (1918)
"While he tells the reasons for Stevenson's failure as a dramatist, he also offers a great deal of constructive criticism on now plays may be •written. l In ..."

2. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"The dramatist now produced with great rapidity a quantity of very ... [' WG Wills, dramatist and Painter,' a well- written biography by the dramatist's ..."

3. A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne by Adolphus William Ward (1899)
"SAMUEL ROWLEY - has been described (by Collier) as Samuel a brother of the preceding dramatist; and, although this statement seems unsupported by evidence, ..."

4. The Fortnightly Review (1882)
"PIETRO COSSA : dramatist. I REMEMBER, the first time I entered Florence, now more than twenty years ago, I found the streets of that fair city thronged by a ..."

5. The Dramatic Index for ...: Covering Articles and Illustrations Concerning edited by Anne C. Sutherland, Frederick Winthrop Faxon, Mary Estella Bates (1918)
"Voltaire, François Marie Aronet de, author and dramatist, 1094-3778. ... Stuart, actor, dramatist and manager. Portrait. Bk. News 35 : 245. F.'17. ..."

6. Publications by Musical Antiquarian Society (1845)
"Unknown Pageant by Thomas Middleton, the dramatist. The accompanying Pageant by Thomas Middleton, on the inauguration of the Lord Mayor of London, ..."

7. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Lit Digest 53:1253 N It 46 Real American dramatist. A. Henderson. Dial 4:715-16 N 4 '16 Flannigan: story. AC Huestis. Harper 133:278- 61:136-8 S 7 '16 Fitch ..."

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