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dramatist

a writer of plays; playwright
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Russian-born German poet and dramatist of the Sturm und Drang period, who is considered an important forerunner of 19th-century naturalism and of 20th-century Expressionist theater.
But, time and time again, the 52-year-old New Dramatists has been left out of that history.
German playwright, one of the so-called fate dramatists, who wrote plays in which people perish as a consequence of past behavior.
Panduro produced a number of scripts for radio, television, and film, becoming one of the most successful Scandinavian dramatists of the 1970s with such works as Farvel, Thomas (1968; "Good-bye, Thomas") and I Adams verden (1973; "In Adam's World").
Although their presence gave dramatists new scope in their depiction of women, those representations were always determined partly by culture and certainly by audience response.
She is a member of New Dramatists and recipient of the 1999 New Dramatists' and Royal National Theatre's Brooks Atkinson Exchange/Max Weitzenhoffer Fellowship.
The genre had its beginnings in the work of the French dramatists Alexandre Dumas fils and Emile Augier, who adapted the then-popular formula of Eugene Scribe's "well-made" play to serious subjects, creating somewhat simplistic and didactic thesis plays on subjects such as prostitution, business ethics, illegitimacy, and female emancipation.
English dramatist and actor who collaborated with several Jacobean dramatists, notably Thomas Middleton.
After the restoration of the monarchy (1660) he was a prominent member of the group of court wits, and the dramatists John Dryden and Thomas Shadwell were among his friends.
Sternheim is frequently named among the Expressionist dramatists, but he steadfastly maintained that he was a realist.
Theater of the Absurd The collection of dramatic works of certain European and American dramatists of the 1950s and early '60s who embraced Albert Camus's assessment, in his essay Le Mythe de Sisyphe (1942; The Myth of Sisyphus), that the human situation is essentially absurd, devoid of purpose.
President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the relevant authorities to take immediate steps to renovate the John de Silva Theater Hall to cater the needs of the dramatists and drama lovers, with state of the art technology and then to provide the hall to the dramatists for a very reasonable price.