This Day In History
This Day In History
Friday, July 20, 2018

«playwright»

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller
(October 17, 1915 - February 10, 2005)
Arthur Asher Miller was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American theatre, writing dramas that include plays such as All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), and A View from the Bridge (one-act, 1955; revised two-act, 1956).
American playwright, playwright, Marilyn Monroe

Friedrich Schiller

Friedrich Schiller
(November 10, 1759 - May 9, 1805)
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
German poet, poet, playwright, philosopher

Hans Sachs

Hans Sachs
(November 5, 1494 - January 19, 1576)
Hans Sachs was a German meistersinger ("mastersinger"), poet, playwright and shoemaker.
German poet, poet, playwright

Pierre Beaumarchais

Pierre Beaumarchais
(January 24, 1732 - May 18, 1799)
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was a French playwright, watchmaker, inventor, musician, diplomat, fugitive, spy, publisher, arms dealer, satirist, financier, and revolutionary (both French and American).
French playwright, playwright

Carlo Goldoni

Carlo Goldoni
(February 25, 1707 - February 6, 1793)
Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni was an Italian playwright and librettist from the Republic of Venice. His works include some of Italy's most famous and best-loved plays. Audiences have admired the plays of Goldoni for their ingenious mix of wit and honesty.
Italian playwright, playwright, writer

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht
(February 10, 1898 - August 14, 1956)
Bertolt Brecht was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director.
German poet, poet, playwright, theatre director

Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo
(February 26, 1802 - May 22, 1885)
Victor-Marie Hugo was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France.
French poet, poet, playwright, novelist

Frank Wedekind

Frank Wedekind
(July 24, 1864 - March 9, 1918)
Benjamin Franklin Wedekind, usually known as Frank Wedekind, was a German playwright. His work, which often criticizes bourgeois attitudes (particularly towards sex), is considered to anticipate expressionism, and he was a major influence on the development of epic theatre.
German writer, writer, playwright
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