World Renowned Play Writers From Europe

If you love plays, then you must love these guys. Some of them are very famous. Most of them you may not know, but their works are celebrated all around the world. You cannot talk about plays without mentioning some of the names below. They have inspired thousands of play writers. Grab a sit and relax as we bring to you some of the best play writers from Europe. Enjoy!


Sophocles (c.497/6 –406/5BC) is one of the three old Greek tragedians is a legend whose plays have survived the test of time. He wrote his first plays after those of Aeschylus, and contemporary or before those of Euripides. Sophocles successfully produced one hundred and twenty games during his life

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde remembered for his epigrams, was an Irish playwright, essayist, novelist, and poet. Born 16 October 1854, he became one of London’s most famous playwright in early 1890s, after writing different forms throughout the 1880s. He died late 1990 on the 30th November.

Graham Greene

Henry Graham Greene OM CH was an English novelist, born 2nd October 1904.  Regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century; better known by his pen name Graham Greene and died on the third of April 1991.


Jean-Baptiste Poquelin was born on the 15th January 1622. And the official author of court entertainments within the reign of Louis XIV. The French playwright and actor, known by his stage name Molière are one of the most celebrated masters of comedy in western literature. He died on the 17th February 1673.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang Goethe was German statesman and writer, born 28 August 1749. Most of his body of works encompasses epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of styles and meters, verse dramas and prose, memoirs, treatises on botany, aesthetic and literary criticism, and an autobiography before his death on March 22, 1832.

William Shakespeare

The world’s prominent dramatist William Shakespeare is a force that has changed the face of literature. William Was an English poet, actor, and playwright regarded widely as the most significant writer in the English language.

Samuel Beckett

Samuel Barclay Beckett born on the 13th April 1906 was an Irish playwright, poet, theatre director, and modern novelist. Who spent most of his adult life in Paris and wrote both in French and English. He died on the 22nd December 1989 and is amongst the most influential writers of the twentieth century.

Henrik Ibsen

The major 19th-century Norwegian poet, theatre director, and playwright Henrik Johan Ibsen; Was born on the 20th March 1828. He is one of the founders and often regarded as the father of realism; he died on the 23rd May 1906.

Arthur Miller

Arthur Asher Miller awarded the Pulitzer, was born on the 17th October 1915. He was a famous American essayist and playwright in the twentieth-century American theater. He is a public figure, particularly from the late 1940s to early 1960s. Arthur died on the 10th February 2005.

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