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Who is your favorite playwright in the history of literature? If it is too difficult to nominate just one, tell us your top 5 playwrights whose works you have found to be completely fascinating... What do you like in particular about his/her works ?

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1. William Shakespeare

2. August Strindberg

3. Henrik Ibsen

4. Oscar Wilde

5. Jean-Baptiste Moliere

6. Sophocles

7. Anton Chekhov

8. Arthur Miller

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George Bernard Shaw - my favourite of his plays is Arms and the Man followed closely behind by Candida, although I love Mrs. Warren's Profession as well!

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  1. George Bernard Shaw, in particular John Bull's Other Island

Oscar Wilde, anything really by this man

W B Yeats attempts such as Kathleen Ni Houlihan

Shakespeare - Hamlet in particular

Kit Marlowe - soft spot for him, and feel he was robbed off much of his work

Edited by Peahen

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1. William Shakespeare - who doesn't love old Shakey?

2. Oscar Wilde - such wit and intelligence.

3. George Bernard Shaw - I adore Pygmalian and St Joan!

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In no particular order:

Tom Stoppard
Oscar Wilde
Shakespeare
Eugene O'Neill
Tennessee Williams

 

Tom Stoppard would be my favourite amongst those I have named.
 

Edited by Calexa

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AH!  Another Tom Stoppard fan!

 

Tom Stoppard (Arcadia)

Agatha Christie (Witness for the Prosecution)

Federico Garcia Lorca (Blood Wedding)

Tennessee Williams

and, of course, Shakespeare (Love's Labor's Lost is my favorite).

And how could I forget Arthur Miller (The Crucible)?

Edited by Anna Begins

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AH!  Another Tom Stoppard fan!

 

Tom Stoppard (Arcadia)

Agatha Christie (Witness for the Prosecution)

Federico Garcia Lorca (Blood Wedding)

Tennessee Williams

and, of course, Shakespeare (Love's Labor's Lost is my favorite).

And how could I forget Arthur Miller (The Crucible)?

 

Ooo I had forgotten about Arthur Miller!

 

Tom Stoppard is multitalented. I love his play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. I also adore the film adaptation of the play with Gary Oldman and Tim Roth.

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Ooo I had forgotten about Arthur Miller!

 

Tom Stoppard is multitalented. I love his play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. I also adore the film adaptation of the play with Gary Oldman and Tim Roth.

For some reason, I totally forgot he did Rosencrantz... (I just can not spell all that out- good job)

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For me, Martin McDonagh - London Irish Playwright - Drama with an edge - "Someday I'll write a romantic comedy where hardly anyone gets murdered at all!" 

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