Definition of Playwright

1. Noun. Someone who writes plays.

Exact synonyms: Dramatist
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 Playwright

1. n. A maker or adapter of plays.

Definition of Playwright

1. Noun. A writer and creator of theatrical plays. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Playwright

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Playwright

playtesters
playtesting
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plaything
playthings
playthrough
playthroughs
playtimes
playtoy
playtoys
playwear
playwork
playworker
playworkers
playwright (current term)
playwrighting
playwrightings
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plaza
plazalike
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plaçage
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Literary usage of Playwright

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

1. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1910)
"BELASCO, David, playwright and stage manager, was bom at San Francisco, Cal., ... The knowledge that a genuine new playwright had arrived arose from some of ..."

2. History of the American Theatre by George Overcash Seilhamer (1889)
"THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL playwright IN THE UNITED STATES DUN- LAP'S LITERARY ... Besides being playwright and artist, he became a manager and failed through ..."

3. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"Here is no poor cowering underfoot playwright, begging the public for God's sake not to give him the whipping which he ..."

4. The Bookman (1906)
"IBSEN THE playwright IN Two PARTS—PART II. HE more poetic of Ibsen's plays in ... It is the plain duty of the playwright to acquaint the audience with the ..."

5. Comedians All by George Jean Nathan (1919)
"62 The Broadway "Literary" playwright.—The technique of the Broadway "literary" playwright consists (1) in expressing the simplest thought in the most ..."

6. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1901)
"I. His SINCERITY AS A playwright. WHEN I first met James A. Herne and his brave little wife, they were fighting a losing battle with a play called "Drifting ..."

7. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1910)
"BELASCO, David, playwright and stage manager, was bom at San Francisco, Cal., ... The knowledge that a genuine new playwright had arrived arose from some of ..."

8. History of the American Theatre by George Overcash Seilhamer (1889)
"THE FIRST PROFESSIONAL playwright IN THE UNITED STATES DUN- LAP'S LITERARY ... Besides being playwright and artist, he became a manager and failed through ..."

9. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"Here is no poor cowering underfoot playwright, begging the public for God's sake not to give him the whipping which he ..."

10. The Bookman (1906)
"IBSEN THE playwright IN Two PARTS—PART II. HE more poetic of Ibsen's plays in ... It is the plain duty of the playwright to acquaint the audience with the ..."

11. Comedians All by George Jean Nathan (1919)
"62 The Broadway "Literary" playwright.—The technique of the Broadway "literary" playwright consists (1) in expressing the simplest thought in the most ..."

12. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1901)
"I. His SINCERITY AS A playwright. WHEN I first met James A. Herne and his brave little wife, they were fighting a losing battle with a play called "Drifting ..."

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