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List of playwrights

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This is a list of notable playwrights.

See also Literature and Drama.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Herbert Achternbusch
Arthur Adamov
Aeschylus
Ilse Aichinger
Étienne Aignan
Edward Albee
Jane Anderson
Jean Anouilh
Ludwig Anzengruber
John Arden
Aristophanes
Fernando Arrabal
Antonin Artaud
Lilly Axster
Alan Ayckbourn

B

Ingeborg Bachmann
Ernst Barlach
Peter Barnes
J. M. Barrie
Philip Barry
Gabriel Barylli
Wolfgang Bauer
Pierre Beaumarchais
Francis Beaumont
Ulrich Becher
Jürgen Becker
Jurek Becker
Samuel Beckett
Max Beckmann
Eric Begosian
Brendan Behan
Gottfried Benn
Augusto Boal
Robert Bolt
Wolfgang Borchert
John Bowen
Thomas Brasch
Volker Braun
Bertolt Brecht
Hermann Broch
Ferdinand Bruckner
Christine Brückner
Alfred Brust
Georg Büchner
Oliver Bukowski

C

Daniel Call
Elias Canetti
Veza Canetti
Ion Luca Caragiale
Paul Vincent Carroll
George Chapman
Klaus Chatten
Anton Chekhov
Caryl Churchill
Jean Cocteau
Pierre Corneille
Noel Coward

D

Thomas Dekker
Ariel Dorfman
Tankred Dorst
Alexandre Dumas fils
Nell Dunn
Christopher Durang
Friedrich Dürrenmatt

E

David Edgar
Günter Eich
T. S. Eliot
Gundi Ellert
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Euripides

F

Michael Fackelmann
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Jules Feiffer
Gustave Flaubert
Ludwig Fels
Marieluise Fleisser
John Fletcher
Dario Fo
Horton Foote
Michael Frayn
Gustav Freytag
Erich Fried
Brian Friel
Max Frisch
Franz Fuehmann
Athol Fugard

G

Christoph Gahl
John Galsworthy
Jean Genet
Katharina Gericke
David Gieselmann
William S. Gilbert
Jean Giraudoux
John Godber
Kermi Goell
Reinhard Goering
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Carlo Goldoni
Ivan Goll
Christian Dietrich Grabbe
Harley Granville Barker
Jörg Graser
Günter Grass
Simon Gray
Lady Gregory
Trevor Griffiths
Franz Grillparzer
Andreas Gryphius
A.R. Gurney
Karl Ferdinand Gutzkow

H

Peter Hacks
Max Halbe
Peter Handke
Lorraine Hansberry
Ernst Hardt
David Hare
Walter Hasenclever
Carl Hauptmann
Gerhart Hauptmann
Horst Hawemann
Friedrich Hebbel
Christoph Hein
Lillian Hellman
Heinrich Henkel
Günter Herburger
Rudolf Herfurtner
Wolfgang Hildesheimer
Rolf Hochhuth
Fritz Hochwaelder
Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Ludvig Holberg
Ödön von Horváth
Hroswitha of Gandersheim
Dusty Hughes

I

Henrik Ibsen
William Inge
Eugène Ionesco

J

Günter Jankowiak
Alfred Jarry
Elfriede Jelinek
Douglas Jerrold
Denis Johnston
Thomas Jonigk
Ben Jonson

K

Georg Kaiser
Sarah Kane
Manfred Karge
George S. Kaufman
John B. Keane
Bernhard Kellermann
Thomas Kilroy
Heinar Kipphardt
Harald Kislinger
Heinrich von Kleist
Friedrich Maximilian Klinger
Alexander Kluge
Gerd Knappe
Werner R. Koefler
Karl König
Oskar Kokoschka
August von Kotzebue
Karl Kraus
Helmut Krausser
Margret Kreidl
Franz Xaver Kroetz
Tony Kushner
Fitzgerald Kusz
Thomas Kyd

L

Neil LaBute
Anna Langhoff
Else Lasker-Schüler
Carl Laszlo
Rolf Lauckner
Johann Anton Leisewitz
Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Reinhard Lettau
Nell Leyshon
Henry Livings
Daniel C. Lohenstein
Dea Loher
Federico Garcia Lorca
Craig Lucas
Charles Ludlam
Otto Ludwig

M

David Mamet
Klaus Mann
Andreas Marber
Pierre de Marivaux
Christopher Marlowe
Christian Martin
William Somerset Maugham
Vladimir Mayakovsky
Marius von Mayenburg
Martin McDonagh
Terrence McNally
Charles L. Mee
Menander
David Mercer
Thomas Middleton
Arthur Miller
Willy Millowitsch
Felix Mitterer
Molière
M. J. Molloy
Jose Zorrilla y Moral
John Mortimer
Karl O. Mühl
Elfriede Müller
Harald Müller
Heiner Müller
Kaj Munk
Robert Musil

N

Johann Nestroy
Peter Nichols
Marsha Norman

O

Sean O'Casey
Eugene O'Neill
Gerlinde Obermeier
Clifford Odets
Joe Orton
John Osborne
Albert Ostermaier

P

Suzan-Lori Parks
Angelo Parra
Helmut Peschina
Carlo Pietzner
Arthur Wing Pinero
Winsome Pinnock
Harold Pinter
Luigi Pirandello
Plautus
Ulrich Plenzdorf
Klaus Pohl
Alf Poss
Peter Preses
J. B. Priestley

Q

(none listed)

R

Jean Racine
Ferdinand Raimund
Lutz Rathenow
Terence Rattigan
Paul Rebhun
Gerlind Reinshagen
Erwin Riess
Rainer Maria Rilke
Moritz Rinke
Lennox Robinson
Michaela Ronzoni
Friederike Roth
Eugen Ruge
Willy Russell

S

Hans Sachs
Nelly Sachs
William Saroyan
Jean-Paul Sartre
Peter Sattmann
Friedrich Schiller
Roland Schimmelpfennig
Einar Schleef
Johannes E. Schlegel
Horst Schloetelburg
Arno Schmidt
Simone Schneider
Arthur Schnitzler
Manuel Schöbel
Karl Schoenherr
Lothar Schreyer
Stefan Schütz
Werner Schwab
Brigitte Schwaiger
Georg Seidel
Anthony Shaffer
Peter Shaffer
William Shakespeare
John Patrick Shanley
George Bernard Shaw
Sam Shepard
Robert E. Sherwood
George Shiels
Larry Shue
Neil Simon
Geoffrey Skelton
Anna Deavere Smith
Sophocles
Reinhard Sorge
Kerstin Specht
Martin Sperr
Ginka Steinwachs
Carl Sternheim
Tom Stoppard
David Storey
August Stramm
Botho Strauß
Marlene Streeruwitz
August Strindberg
Thomas Strittmatter
Preston Sturges
Patrick Süskind
Alfred Sutro
Erwin Sylvanus
John Millington Synge
Gerarld Szyszkowitz

T

George Tabori
Jean Tardieu
Terence
Ludwig Tieck
Ernst Toller
Colorado Tolston
Kurt Tucholsky
Peter Turrini

U

Nicholas Udall
Rodolfo Usigli

V

John Vanbrugh

W

Friedrich K. Waechter
Heinrich Leopold Wagner
Naomi Wallace
Martin Walser
Robert Walser
Theresia Walser
Wendy Wasserstein
Keith Waterhouse
Frank Wedekind
Peter Weiss
Theodor Weissenborn
Franz Werfel
Timberlake Wertenbaker
Arnold Wesker
Urs Widmer
Hubert Wiedfeld
Adolf von Wilbrandt
Oscar Wilde
Thornton Wilder
Emlyn Williams
Tennessee Williams
August Wilson
Lanford Wilson
William Wycherly

X

(none listed)

Y

William Butler Yeats

Z

Ingeborg von Zadow
Matthias Zschokke
Carl Zuckmayer
Stefan Zweig

See also