Playwrights in History (Part 4)

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Birthdays 301 - 373 of 373

  • 1934-09-09 Sonia Sanchez, US playwright/poet (The Bronx is Next)
  • 1934-11-09 Ronald Harwood, [Horwitz], South African playwright (Dresser)
  • 1935-04-04 Trevor Griffiths, playwright (Absolute Beginners)
  • 1935-05-17 Dennis Christopher George Potter, playwright (Karaoke, Midnight Movie)
  • 1935-07-02 Ed Bullins, playwright, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1936-03-22 Alan Bleasdale, author/playwright (Are You Lonesome Tonight)
  • 1936-05-15 Paul Zindel, playwright (Effects of Gamma Rays on Marigolds)
  • 1936-07-09 June Jordan, US playwright/poet (His Own Where)
  • 1936-08-21 Mart Crowley, playwright (Boys in the Band)
  • 1936-10-21 James H "Simon" Gray, English playwright (Butley)
  • 1937-01-28 Ken Hill, playwright/director
  • 1937-02-11 Lodewijk Boer, Dutch violinist/playwright (The Family)
  • 1937-04-13 Lanford Wilson, US playwright (Hot L Baltimore)
  • 1937-05-10 Arthur Kopit, US playwright ('Wings', 'Nine'), born in New York City

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1937-07-03 Tom Stoppard, Czech playwright (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern-1968 Tony), born in Zlín, Czechoslovakia

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  • 1937-11-20 Viktoriya Tokareva, Russian playwright
  • 1938-05-26 Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist
  • 1938-09-03 Caryl Churchill, English playwright
  • 1938-12-26 Bahram Beizai, Iranian playwright and film director
  • 1939-04-12 Alan Ayckbourn, playwright, born in London, England

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1939-04-13 Seamus Heaney, Irish poet (Nobel 1995) and playwright, born in Castledawson, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland (d. 2013)

  • 1939-10-05 Marie-Claire Blais, French Canadian author and playwright
  • 1939-11-03 Terrence McNally, playwright (Bad Habits), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • 1939-12-18 Henrica M L "Wiesje" Backer, Dutch dancer/actress/playwright
  • 1940-03-10 David Rabe, Dubuque Iowa, playwright (Streamers)
  • 1941-08-12 Réjean Ducharme, Quebec novelist and playwright
  • 1941-11-20 Haseena Moin, Pakistani television drama writer and Urdu playwright
  • 1942-02-05 Susan Hill, English playwright (Magic Apple Tree)
  • 1942-02-24 David K Williamson, Australian screenplay/playwright (Removalists)
  • 1942-06-25 Michel Tremblay, Canadian playwright
  • 1942-09-11 Gerome Ragni American Playwright
  • 1942-09-29 Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright
  • 1943-04-12 Charles Ludlam, American playwright/actor (Big Easy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943-08-02 Rose Tremain, British novelist/playwright (Restoration)
  • 1943-11-05 Sam Shepard, Ill, actor/playwright (Frances, Crimes of the Heart)
  • 1945-04-27 August Wilson, US, playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987)
  • 1946-01-26 Christopher Hampton, Azores, playwright (Oviri, Hotel du Lac)
  • 1946-04-12 Peter L de Baan, Dutch actor/director/playwright (Leonce & Lena)
  • 1947-03-18 Patrick Barlow, English actor, comedian and playwright
  • 1947-06-05 David Hare, playwright (Strapless, Plenty, Wetherby, Fatale)
  • 1947-08-02 Rose Tremain, novelist/playwright
  • 1947-08-23 Willy Russell, author/playwright (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita)
  • 1947-09-21 Marsha Norman, American playwright
  • 1947-11-30 David Mamet, playwright/dir (Speed the Plow, House of Games), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-02-03 Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), born in Stockholm (d. 2015)
  • 1948-06-02 Albert Innaurato, playwright/director (Age in Soho), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-11-16 Bonnie Greer, American playwright and critic
  • 1949-01-02 Christopher Durang, playwright/actor (Sister Mary), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1950-10-18 Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (d. 2006)
  • 1951-02-05 Elizabeth Swados, composer/playwright (1972 TONY), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1951-08-21 Margo Kane, Canadian playwright.
  • 1952-01-11 Bille Brown, Australian actor and playwright
  • 1952-04-20 Toine van Benthem, dentist/playwright/cabaret performer (Purper)
  • 1952-05-08 Beth Henley, actress/playwright (Miss Firecracker), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1953-05-25 Eve Ensler, American playwright
  • 1954-06-06 Harvey Fierstein, playwright (Torch Song Trilogy, ID4), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1955-02-08 Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
  • 1955-02-18 Miles Tredinnick, English playwright
  • 1956-07-16 Tony Kushner, American playwright
  • 1956-12-11 Lani Brockman, playwright
  • 1957-12-12 Robert Lepage, French Canadian playwright
  • 1957-12-29 Paul Rudnick, American screenwriter/playwright
  • 1958-02-04 Werner Schwab, Austrian playwright and artist, born in Graz (d. 1994)
  • 1964-09-19 Patrick Marber, British playwright
  • 1967-12-23 Tim Fountain, British playwright
  • 1969-04-06 Jack Canfora, American playwright
  • 1970-03-26 Martin McDonagh, Anglo-Irish playwright and film director
  • 1971-02-03 Sarah Kane, English playwright (d. 1999)
  • 1972-10-10 Jun Lana, Filipino playwright and screenwriter
  • 1973-11-29 Sarah Jones, American playwright
  • 1977-07-18 Alfian bin Sa'at, Singaporean writer, poet and playwright
  • 1979-06-28 Florian Zeller, French novelist and playwright
  • 1982-05-10 Jeremy Gable, American playwright

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