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Any part I do is a marriage of the words - what the playwright or producer or show runner's vision is - to how I would play it. It took me a while to get rid of 'Oh, they want it this way, so I'm going to do it how they want it.'
Christian Camargo

Meaning of "playwright" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PLAYWRIGHT

playwright  [ˈpleɪˌraɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PLAYWRIGHT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Playwright is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PLAYWRIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

playwright

Playwright

A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or drama. These works may be written specifically to be performed by actors, or they may be closet dramas - simple literary works - written using dramatic forms, but not meant for performance.

Definition of playwright in the English dictionary

The definition of playwright in the dictionary is a person who writes plays.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PLAYWRIGHT


aegirite
ˈiːdʒɪˌraɪt
argyrite
ˈɑːdʒɪˌraɪt
birthright
ˈbɜːθˌraɪt
cartwright
ˈkɑːtˌraɪt
cerargyrite
sɪˈrɑːdʒɪˌraɪt
chlorargyrite
klɔːˈrɑːdʒɪˌraɪt
chloroargyrite
ˌklɔːrəʊɑːdʒɪˌraɪt
copyright
ˈkɒpɪˌraɪt
diorite
ˈdaɪəˌraɪt
downright
ˈdaʊnˌraɪt
forthright
ˈfɔːθˌraɪt
laterite
ˈlætəˌraɪt
meteorite
ˈmiːtɪəˌraɪt
outright
ˈaʊtˌraɪt
porphyrite
ˈpɔːfɪˌraɪt
pyrargyrite
paɪˈrɑːdʒɪˌraɪt
skywrite
ˈskaɪˌraɪt
Stagirite
ˈstædʒɪˌraɪt
upright
ˈʌpˌraɪt
wainwright
ˈweɪnˌraɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PLAYWRIGHT

playing
playing card
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playleader
playless
playlet
playlist
playmaker
playmaking
playmate
playpen
playroom
playschool
playsome
PlayStation
playsuit
plaything
playtime
playwear
playwriting

WORDS THAT END LIKE PLAYWRIGHT

all right
all-right
alright
bright
by right
eight
Enright
eyebright
eyes right
far right
far-right
fright
half-right
in one´s own right
Plowright
right
see someone right
she´ll be right
stage fright
the right
wright

Synonyms and antonyms of playwright in the English dictionary of synonyms

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SYNONYMS OF «PLAYWRIGHT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «playwright» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of playwright

Translation of «playwright» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PLAYWRIGHT

Find out the translation of playwright to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of playwright from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «playwright» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

剧作家
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dramaturgo
570 millions of speakers

English

playwright
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाटककार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كَاتِبٌ مَسْرَحِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

драматург
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dramaturgo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নাট্যকার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dramaturge
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengarang drama
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bühnenautor
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

脚本家
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

극작가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Playwright
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhà viết kịch
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நாடக ஆசிரியர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नाटककार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oyun yazarı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

drammaturgo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dramatopisarz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

драматург
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dramaturg
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θεατρικός συγγραφέας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dramaturg
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skådespelsförfattare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dramatiker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of playwright

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PLAYWRIGHT»

The term «playwright» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.017 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PLAYWRIGHT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about playwright

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10 QUOTES WITH «PLAYWRIGHT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word playwright.
1
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
When you tell people you're a playwright, their eyes sort of glaze over. But when you say you write the 'Fantastic Four' or 'Spider-Man,' they perk up. It's a touchstone that has gained more credibility as artistic expression.
2
Robert Anderson
The mission of the playwright is to look in his heart and write, to write whatever concerns him at the moment; to write with passion and conviction. Of course the measure of the man will be the measure of the play.
3
George Pierce Baker
The instinct to impersonate produces the actor; the desire to provide pleasure by impersonations produces the playwright; the desire to provide this pleasure with adequate characterization and dialogue memorable in itself produces dramatic literature.
4
Christian Camargo
Any part I do is a marriage of the words - what the playwright or producer or show runner's vision is - to how I would play it. It took me a while to get rid of 'Oh, they want it this way, so I'm going to do it how they want it.'
5
Orson Scott Card
I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn't expect it to be a career because I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky.
6
Pearl Cleage
I didn't have a dream of being a press secretary, I had a dream of being a playwright; I had a dream of being a novelist and a poet.
7
Alex Cox
Everybody gets a little dose of Shakespeare. He's the greatest playwright in the English language, but his politics are fairly square.
8
Christopher Denham
I'm lucky enough to say my day job is acting. I cut my teeth as a theater actor and playwright in New York.
9
Robert Duvall
You know, Hollywood sometimes tends to patronize the interior of the United States. As Horton Foote used to say, the great Texas playwright, that a lot of people from New York don't know what goes on beyond the South Jersey Shore.
10
Richard Greenberg
It seems that the hurdle you have to jump over is everyone's informed opinion. When you're a young playwright, you're probably too precarious in your own technique to understand that when these seemingly informed opinions are contradicting each other, it becomes this paralyzing monolith.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PLAYWRIGHT»

Discover the use of playwright in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to playwright and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Coward, the Playwright
In five dexterously argued chapters, John Lahr investigates all the major plays and many of Noël Coward's lesser-known pieces.
John Lahr, 1982
2
Molière: A Playwright and His Audience
This study explores the evolution of Molière's comedy as a careful amalgamation of comedy and philosophical satire.
William Driver Howarth, 1982
3
William Shakespeare: England's Greatest Playwright and Poet
Describes the life and accomplishments of one of the most famous and prolific playwrights of all time, William Shakespeare, who wrote on average of two plays every year for twenty years.
David Hilliam, 2005
4
The Actor as Playwright in Early Modern Drama
Nora Johnson's study uncovers important links between acting and authorship in early modern England.
Nora Johnson, 2009
5
Thinking about the Playwright: Comments from Four Decades
Essays discuss Ibsen, Strindberg, O'Neill, Brecht, Shaw, acting styles, theater controversies, translation, regional drama, and the nature of theater A book in seven parts: About leading dramatists: About the art of acting modern theories ...
Eric Bentley, 1987
6
Diary of a mad playwright
The author of a successful touring play recounts the events surrounding the production, from the initial writing of the work to the often lunatic events that ensued as it was staged all over the country
James Kirkwood, 1989
7
Shakespeare the Playwright: A Companion to the Complete ...
These updates and revisions will enhance the use of this guide for the general reader, student, and researcher, from high school onward.
Victor L. Cahn, 1996
8
Bulgakov: The Novelist-Playwright
First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Lesley Milne, 2005
9
The Playwright at Work: Conversations
To familiarize the reader with the world of each playwright, Tichler and Kaplan introduce us to the environments in which the work happens, conducting their interviews in the playwright’s home, a dark theater, or a coffee shop.
Rosemarie Tichler, Barry Jay Kaplan, 2012
10
To be a Playwright
During the so-called "Age of Melancholy," many writers invoked both traditional and new conceptualizations of the disease in order to account for various types of social turbulence, ranging from discontent and factionalism to civil war.
Janet Neipris, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PLAYWRIGHT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term playwright is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Playwright's Playground – The Playmakers CATF 2015: Part 5 …
This Special Edition of The Playwright's Playground begins 'The Playmaker Series: CATF 2015.' In a series of in depth conversations, I speak ... «DC Metro Theater Arts, Jul 15»
2
BWW Interviews: Director Mitchell Greco and Playwright Ted …
BroadwayWorld.com talks to Ted Swindley, playwright of the country music revue and founder of Stages Theatre as well as Mitchell Greco, ... «Broadway World, Jul 15»
3
Popular playwright to return to newspaper-writing roots
You might have heard that Lee Cataluna, the popular columnist and playwright, is returning to print. She's rebooting her column writing starting ... «Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Jul 15»
4
Debut playwright Angela Clarke wins The Young Stationers' Prize …
Debut playwright Angela Clarke, beats national newspaper journalists to take the Young Stationers' Prize 2015 for Achievement and Promise ... «London Theatre 1, Jul 15»
5
Barter's playwright festival returns bigger and better
The Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights is returning to Abingdon to celebrate the richness of the Appalachian culture by showcasing ... «Southwest Virginia Today, Jul 15»
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Playwright Friel honoured with annual arts fest
Playwright Brian Friel is to be celebrated with an annual festival – the Lughnasa International Friel Festival (LIFF) - a major two-part festival to ... «Belfast Newsletter, Jul 15»
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Playwright Williams Chats 'Derby Day,' Hot Springs and Oaklawn Park
Playwright Samuel Brett Williams' play “Derby Day” currently is playing in New York City as part of the East to Edinburgh festival before it heads ... «America's Best Racing, Jul 15»
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Paper Wing Theatre host Bay Area playwright Jennifer Lynne …
The Bay Area playwright spoke about her evolution as a writer, ultimately ending up as a playwright, a producer and a director at one point. «Monterey County Weekly, Jul 15»
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'A Few Steps Shy of Heaven': Local playwright launches project to …
“I'd never known Claire as a playwright, only as an actress and singer. And, of course, she's an amazing performer,” said Kordos, whose first ... «Lynchburg News and Advance, Jul 15»
10
Pee Dee playwright presents stage play in Conway, offers …
CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW)-Sulondia Hammond of Sue-Ham Entertainment presents the stage play, “Salon Drama.” The play will be held ... «WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC, Jul 15»

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