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{adj: Ibsenian} of or relating to or in the manner of the playwright Henrik Ibsen

{adj: light-fingered, nimble-fingered} having nimble fingers literally or figuratively; especially for stealing or picking pockets
"a light-fingered burglar who can crack the combination of a bank vault"- Harry Hansen
"the light-fingered thoughtfulness...of the most civilized playwright of the era"- Time

{adj: sure-handed} proficient and confident in performance
"promising playwrights...sure-handed enough to turn out top-drawer scripts"

{adj: tragicomic} of or relating to or characteristic of tragicomedy
"a playwright specializing in tragicomic drama"

{n: Beckett, Samuel Beckett} a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989)

{n: Cohan, George M. Cohan, George Michael Cohan} United States songwriter and playwright famous for his patriotic songs (1878-1942)

{n: Congreve, William Congreve} English playwright remembered for his comedies (1670-1729)

{n: Crouse, Russel Crouse} United States playwright (1893-1966)

{n: Fugard, Athol Fugard} South African playwright whose plays feature the racial tensions in South Africa during apartheid (born in 1932)

{n: Hart, Moss Hart} United States playwright who collaborated with George S. Kaufman (1904-1961)

{n: Hellman, Lillian Hellman} United States playwright; her plays were often indictments of injustice (1905-1984)

{n: Inge, William Inge} United States playwright (1913-1973)

{n: Kaufman, George S. Kaufman, George Simon Kaufman} United States playwright who collaborated with many other writers including Moss Hart (1889-1961)

{n: Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing} German playwright and leader of the Enlightenment (1729-1781)

{n: Lindsay, Howard Lindsay} United States playwright who collaborated with Russel Crouse on several musicals (1889-1931)

{n: Luce, Clare Booth Luce} United States playwright and public official (1902-1987)

{n: Maeterlinck, Count Maurice Maeterlinck} Belgian playwright (1862-1949)

{n: Mamet, David Mamet} United States playwright (born in 1947)

{n: Marlowe, Christopher Marlowe} English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593)

{n: Marstan, John Marstan} English playwright (1575-1634)

{n: Middleton, Thomas Middleton} English playwright and pamphleteer (1570-1627)

{n: Miller, Arthur Miller} United States playwright (born 1915)

{n: Molnar, Ferenc Molnar} Hungarian playwright (1878-1952)

{n: O'Casey, Sean O'Casey} Irish playwright (1880-1964)

{n: O'Neill, Eugene O'Neill, Eugene Gladstone O'Neill} United States playwright (1888-1953)

{n: Odets, Clifford Odets} United States playwright (1906-1963)

{n: Osborne, John Osborne, John James Osborne} English playwright (1929-1994)

{n: Pirandello, Luigi Pirandello} Italian novelist and playwright (1867-1936)

{n: Pitt, George Pitt, George Dibdin Pitt, George Dibdin-Pitt} a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)

{n: Rattigan, Terence Rattigan, Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan} British playwright (1911-1977)

{n: Rice, Elmer Rice, Elmer Leopold Rice, Elmer Reizenstein} United States playwright (1892-1967)

{n: Robinson, Lennox Robinson, Esme Stuart Lennox Robinson} Irish playwright and theater manager in Dublin (1886-1958)

{n: Scribe, Augustin Eugene Scribe} French playwright (1791-1861)

{n: Shaw, G. B. Shaw, George Bernard Shaw} British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)

{n: Sheridan, Richard Brinsley Sheridan} Irish playwright remembered for his satirical comedies of manners (1751-1816)

{n: Sherwood, Robert Emmet Sherwood} United States playwright (1896-1955)

{n: Simon, Neil Simon, Marvin Neil Simon} United States playwright noted for light comedies (born in 1927)

{n: Synge, J. M. Synge, John Millington Synge, Edmund John Millington Synge} Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)

{n: Ustinov, Sir Peter Ustinov, Peter Alexander Ustinov} British actor and playwright (born in 1921)

{n: Vega, Lope de Vega, Lope Felix de Vega Carpio} prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)

{n: Webster, John Webster} English playwright (1580-1625)

{n: Williams, Tennessee Williams, Thomas Lanier Williams} United States playwright (1911-1983)

{n: Wycherley, William Wycherley} English playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716)

{n: dramatist, playwright} someone who writes plays

{n: tragedian} a writer (especially a playwright) who writes tragedies

{v: break} cause the failure or ruin of
"His peccadilloes finally broke his marriage"
"This play will either make or break the playwright"
<-> make

{v: script} write a script for
"The playwright scripted the movie"

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