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Famous Playwrights

30 Playwrights... best Known plays

  1. William Shakespeare... 39 plays including Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello.
  2. George Bernard Shaw... Pygmalion, Saint Joan, Arms and the Man, Major Barbara, Man and Superman, Candida.
  3. Arthur Miller... The Crucible, Death of a Salesman.
  4. Noel Coward... Private Lives, Present Laughter, Hay Fever, The Vortex, Blithe Spirit.
  5. Harold Pinter... The Birthday Party, Hedda Gabler, The Homecoming, The Dumb Waiter, The Caretaker.
  6. Tennessee Williams... The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Night of the Iguana.
  7. Oscar Wilde... Lady Windemere’s Fan, The Importance of Being Earnest.

  8. Anton Chekhov... Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard.
  9. Eugene O'Neill - Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Iceman Cometh.
  10. Henrik Ibsen... Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler, The Doll's House.
  11. Edward Albee... Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Wolf.
  12. Samuel Beckett... Waiting For Godot, Endgame.
  13. John Osborne... Look Back In Anger, The Entertainer.
  14. Neil Simon... The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park.
  15. Tom Stopard... Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Arcadia, Travesties.
  16. Alan Bennett... The History Boys.
  17. Joe Orton... Loot, What The Butler Saw.
  18. J. M. Barrie... The Admirable Crichton, Quality Street.
  19. Christopher Marlow... Doctor Faustus, Tamburlaine, The Jew of Malta.
  20. Moliere... Tartuffe, Don Juan, The Miser.
  21. Terence Rattigan... The Winslow Boy.
  22. Ben Jonson... The Alchemist, Volpone.
  23. Alyn Ayckbourn... Absurd Person Singular, Joking Apart, The Norman Conquests trilogy, Bedroom Farce.
  24. Peter Shaffer... Amadeus, Equus, Shrivings.
  25. Mike Leigh... Abigail's Party, Ecstasy.
  26. Willy Russell... Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine.
  27. Keith Waterhouse... Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell.
  28. J.B. Priestly... An Inspector Calls.
  29. Caryl Churchill... Top Girls, Cloud Nine.
  30. T. S. Eliot... Murder in the Cathedral, The Cocktail Party.